Save the Mural
Organized by: The Lawrence Family
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT. WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING DONATIONS AT THIS TIME.
Respected artist David L. Lawrence (1917-2007) painted five murals in the Jamestown, NY, area. Today, only two of the murals remain--and they could be destroyed without your help.
Lawrence painted the two surviving murals in 1963 for the James Prendergast library. One of the murals, in the library's main lobby area, is scheduled to be destroyed in mid-June of 2014 as the library makes renovations. We need your help to save the mural!
Family and friends of the local artist have raised $3,500 toward the goal of $9,000 that is needed to bring a team from the Intermuseum Conservation Association (http://www.ica-artconservation.org/) to safely remove the mural and preserve it for installation.
While the library’s Board of Directors supports the preserving of the mural, they have no funds to pay toward the preservation. So, the Lawrence family, friends of the artist, the people of the region, and YOU are needed to preserve this beautiful piece of Chautauqua culture.
Time is short. Construction is scheduled to begin in mid-June of 2014. Donate today and save the mural!
And, stay tuned for information on saving the second remaining mural-- a nursery-rhyme themed mural that has been a beautiful fixture in the library's children's area for more than 50 years.
For more information about the efforts to save the murals, please contact the Lawrence family at email@example.com.