HARRODSBURG — On July 6, the Arts Council of Mercer County presented its first mural.
The mural, painted by artist Paul B. Mulder of PBM Designs, depicts James Harrod next to an Osage Orange tree. The Harrodsburg/Mercer County Tourism Logo “Preparing for your visit since 1774” also is featured.
Arts Council Vice President Laura Kellersberger thanked St. Catharine College for working with the Arts Council on the funding from the “Your Town” workshop NEA grant, and the Harrodsburg/Mercer County Tourist Commission for funding the remainder. She also thanked the Fort Harrod Color & Supply for working with artist Paul B. Mulder on the paint and Turpin Masonry for supplying the scaffolding for the job.
Before turning the building back to the county, she thanked Judge Dedman and the county magistrates for allowing their building to be the canvas for this undertaking and the county employees for their hard work in prepping the building for the mural. State Representative Kim King, county Judge-Executive Dedman, Dr. David Arnold and Jim Silliman from St. Catharine College, Harrodsburg/ Mercer County Tourist Chair Chuck Dedman, Arts Council President Joy Mosko and Vice President Laura Kellersberger, Fort Harrod Color & Supply owner Art Freeman, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jill Cutler, CAP chairman Pete Chiericozzi, and many more members of the community and organizations in Mercer County attended.