Led by Artist in Residence, Mike Miller, four Albright College students, Claire Barone, Mia Guyton, Amijae Shells and Cary Shurtz, brought art to the Greater Reading community by helping to create and install murals at Berks Nature and Kimberton Whole Foods in Wyomissing. A collaborative installation featuring the students’ silkscreen printing is also on display in the college’s Freedman Gallery.
The Kimberton mural was painted by more than 100 community members at Albright’s Total Experience Learning facility and installed at the new store in October, under the direction of Mike Miller and students in Miller’s Public Art Workshop class. In addition to teaching public art at Albright College, Miller has been involved in the installation of more than 50 community art murals in the region.
Designed by local artist Megan McClellan, the mural was painted off-side through multiple sessions at the Total Experience Learning facility.
Albright College students facilitated the painting of the mural for students and community volunteers, including 50 students from Reading School District’s fifth grade Total Experience Learning Academy as well as about 50 teachers from the Wyomissing School District taking part in a Total Experience Learning professional development seminar.