You could say Community Partnerships are the parents of the new Wild Geese: Flock Together public art project. They are the ones behind the project, making sure these geese land in our community. Without them, these geese wouldn't have navigated their way to their new home. They keep a close eye on these geese once they arrive, but eventually, they kick them out of the nest where others take them under their wing to make sure they grow into their own unique goose.
Since the project started over a year ago, it has been fun to watch the support these geese receive. Others are spending countless hours and resources to make sure these geese survive and flourish. It takes an entire flock of people to make sure they remain safe and receive the attention needed before they land at their permanent homes. What is really amazing to me is seeing how our local artists transform these geese into something so incredible.
These artists help each goose mature with paint that makes each one unique and captures part of our local community. Once the artist is done working with each one of them, they take on a very unique character to show off the beauty and what makes our community special. It is hard to imagine when these geese first arrive with only white feathers how they develop and mature.
These are not just any ordinary geese. These geese represent pride in our community, celebrate our unique Goose Day tradition, embrace the artistic talents of others, and simply make our community a better place.
I would like to personally thank everyone that has been involved with the Town Goose commissioned by my family and One-Stop Communications. It is such an honor and pleasure to be involved with this project. Jessica Miller's painting on the Town Goose is absolutely incredible! https://www.facebook.com/JessicaMariePaintings/
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The Town Goose has been virtually unveiled, and you can take a sneak beak through the windows of UCP at 3 West Monument Square in Lewistown this Friday, June 5, as part of the First Friday Downtown Art Walk sponsored by the Mifflin-Juniata Arts Council and Lewistown Printworks. “Florence Nightingoose” with art by Steve Torok, commissioned by Kay Hamilton, will also be on display for sneak beak at UCP. https://www.facebook.com/lewistownpafirstfriday/
If you are not from central Pennsylvania, you may wonder what the heck is Goose Day. If so, you have to check out https://www.facebook.com/JRVGooseDay/.