New Mural Puts a Face to Famous Authors
Nancy Palermo and Sue Rau painted the mural at the Ocean City Free Public Library.
Artists Nancy Palermo and Susan Rau have coordinated once again to create another beautiful mural. Gracing the walls of the Ocean City Free Public Library are 10 authors sitting on the beach with their most famous works.
Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King, J.K Rowling, Gay Talese, Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, Margaret Atwood, William Shakesphere, James Joyce and Maya Angelou are depicted.
While sketching it out, Palermo thought of which authors would like to speak with each other. After seeing that some authors would not be recognized by face, she decided to add books, making it the perfect beach day.
"I think it is inspiring, and it helps to show people to pay more attention to what authors look like," Palermo says
Susan painted the background of the boardwalk that shows recognizable buildings and added the Hogwarts castle (from Rowling's "Harry Potter" books) to the mix.
"It is fun to walk in and see something different."
Both artists paint fairly quickly, and the project took only a couple of weeks to complete. The painting was finished just before Christmas and the First Night attendees enjoyed the new work.
Many of the passersby in the library have fun trying to guess the authors.
Palermo and Rau have painted the Tabernacle Youth Center, put together scenery for The Last Supper. Every Tuesday, Rau teaches art to the mentally and physically challenged.
To find out more about artwork or to request artwork, email Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org.