ELLENVILLE — Ellenville-based artist Amy Park is partnering with SHADOWLAND STAGES and an anonymous donor to create an expansive mural for the three-building SHADOWLAND STAGES campus located in …
ELLENVILLE — Ellenville-based artist Amy Park is partnering with SHADOWLAND STAGES and an anonymous donor to create an expansive mural for the three-building SHADOWLAND STAGES campus located in downtown Ellenville, NY.
For the past two years, SHADOWLAND STAGES has been interested in unifying the facades of its buildings, which have vastly different architectural styles. “The Shadowland Murals, created by Amy Park, are art for the exterior of Shadowland that match the mission, creativity, professionalism, and excellence of the art that has graced Shadowland’s interior for years,” says Shadowland board president Jim McIntyre. SHADOWLAND STAGES is an artistic hub in the Hudson Valley and draws thousands of visitors annually. Park’s mural speaks to everything that Shadowland strives to be for the region. It serves as an inspired and inspiring gathering place where people can experience imaginative, well-told stories. “I’m thrilled to help create an exciting and memorable identity for the Shadowland campus and, by extension, signify that the Village of Ellenville is home to a vibrant and growing community with the theatre at its core.”
“I have explored architectural facades as the basis for my work as a painter, creating large-scale precisionist watercolor renderings and architecturally derived abstract paintings. In a gratifying ‘closing of the circle,’ this project takes the abstract vocabulary I developed based on architectural facades and carries them back onto actual building walls,” says Park. “My designs were created through many hundreds of sketches and are based on abstractions of the conical form of theater lights shining onto a stage. Working with my usual process of painting and drawing with watercolor and pencil, I developed a monochromatic, blue color scheme along with geometric designs for the buildings. Each wall has a unique design, tailored to its overall dimensions, style, and placement on the village block, but the overall effect is to tie the three buildings together and endow them with a vibrant, unmistakable identity.” Visitors to SHADOWLAND STAGES and the community can observe muralist Josh Deitchman as he brings Park’s vision to life. He will be painting the 15,388 sq ft of the SHADOWLAND STAGES’ facades this Fall.
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