Massive Yarn Mural in Rochester

Posted By on May 15, 2017

Susan B. Anthony yarn muralHave you seen the massive yarn mural in Rochester’s Susan B. Anthony Preservation District at the corner of West Main Street and Canal Street? According to a Democrat and Chronicle article, the bright pink crochet mural consists of 351 two-foot-by-two foot blocks and measures 26′ x 54′. It consists of 150 pounds of yarn. My mom and I drove by it last week and stopped to look closer and take a picture. It’s quite impressive! And it covers the second story side of the building where a Sew Green Rochester is located. The mural is part of the Harriet Tubman Yarn Muralproject “Love Across the USA” launched by New York City-based multimedia artist Agata “Olek” Oleksiak. ¬†She plans to install one creation in each state by 2020, with each yarn mural honoring a strong female figure in U.S. history. The Susan B. Anthony yarn mural is the second project following a Harriet Tubman yarn mural installed at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, NY.

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