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A New Look for Proctor’s Theater Façade


Last month, the historic Proctor’s Theater building in downtown Troy showed off its new façade, which features seven painted murals exploding with vibrant and colorful interpretations of music and art. Several members of the Rensselaer campus and local community, along with the artists and City of Troy
Mayor Harry Tutunjian, attended the mural unveiling.

Last fall, Rensselaer was contacted by Debra Lockrow, a local artist and owner of ArtCentric Gift Gallery. Lockrow suggested the idea of developing a public art project on plywood that would cover the theater’s boarded windows, and she worked with a group of artists who live and work in the City of Troy to present several sketches to Rensselaer.

“I am delighted that Rensselaer was able to partner with local artists and a Troy small business owner to make this project a reality,” said Erin Crotty, director of community relations at Rensselaer. “The murals are a wonderful, creative addition to Fourth Street and I encourage the entire Rensselaer community to experience their charm.”

The murals, which are 4-by-6-foot panels, were created by the following artists: James “Kyote” Staley, Kristine Domenichini, John Cummings Jr., Marcus Kwame Anderson, Radical, Kim Schaller, and Kate Glasheen.

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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 4, Number 1, January 22, 2010
©2010 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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