Frederick Law Olmsted Legacy Mural unveiled
By Maggie Fleming
Buffalo, NY – The Frederick Law Olmsted Legacy Mural was unveiled Wednesday at McKinley High School in Buffalo.
The mural was completed outside the school. It was created by artist Augustina Droze with help from Buffalo State College and McKinley High School students.
Olmsted Parks Conservancy president and CEO Thomas Herrera-Mishler expressed his delight in the expansive work.
"It's so great to include public art in a landscape improvement project like this is that it takes really an ordinary wall, and maybe less than ordinary at sometimes and makes it extraordinary. And that's what the arts do for a community, is they make the ordinary, extraordinary. And that's what Buffalo is, an extraordinary community," said Herrera-Mishler.
The mural shows scenes from the Buffalo area. Phase two of the project will begin in September. All are encouraged to go view the mural.
You can click the above audio to listen to the unveiling of the mural.