The Frankfort Tourist Commission and the Frankfort Beautification Committee announce the installation and dedication of a mural welcoming people to historic downtown Frankfort. The dedication will take place on Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 10:00 am at the VFW Post 4075 located at the corner of Capital Ave. and Second Street. The mural, designed and painted by Carla Canonero Phillips of Frankfort, will be installed on the west wall of the VFW Post 4075, located at the corner of Capital Ave. and Second St. The Capital Area Art Guild donated 3 4x8 Di-bond Aluminum boards for a total of 8x12 feet to serve as the base structure for the mural. Sherwin Williams Paint (Brianne Graves, former SW store manager, Bill Campbell Frankfort store manager, Marco Cline - SW District Manager, and Sarah Easton, SW Architectural Specialist) donated the Exterior Latex paint. Installation of the mural will be done by Donnie Marshall of Design Signs, Frankfort. Ms. Phillips completed the painting of the mural on the campus of KSU. Dr. John Bator, KSU Art Professor donated Studio Space at Shauntee Hall for Ms. Phillips to develop and work on the mural.
Ms. Phillips designed this mural to Welcome Visitors to Historic Frankfort. The proximity to the Gooch House, at 100 Capitol Ave. which currently serving as the city's Visitor Center is ideal.
When Carla, her husband Bruce and their two sons Augie and Derek moved to Frankfort five years ago, that is where they came to get a map and acquaint themselves with the lay of the land. They received a warm and friendly welcome by former Mayor Jim Burch who was volunteering at the center. This initial "Welcome" served as the inspiration for this mural.
The painting features 3 vignettes of Historic Frankfort: The old State Capitol, A KY River View with Singing Bridge and boats at night, and the monument at Daniel Boone's Grave. Carla is thankful for the opportunity to paint and hopes visitors and residents alike will enjoy this public art adding to the inviting warmth of beautiful Historic Frankfort.