Artists leave their mark on old mill building Mural completed at Susquehanna Bank

By on May 16, 2012

Photo by Stan Hall
In front of the mural, from left, are Alicia Jagels, student; Seth Pala, student; Ed Gower, Susquehanna Bank corporate facilities manager; Dave Callis, with Susquehanna Bank; Kelly Geiges, student; and Bob Hochgertel, PCA&D illustration department chair.

Artists from Pennsylvania College of Art and Design have been painting a new mural on Susquehanna Bank’s Mill Building on 7 N. Lane.

The mural’s archway theme depicts local landmarks and prominent historical moments, including: Lititz’s role in the Revolutionary War, a Moravian star, our rich railroad heritage, Lititz Springs Park, edible icons the Wilbur Bud and Sturgis pretzel, our downtown shops, and the old paper mill (now the site of Susquehanna Bank). The space between the arches is decorated with images of local flora and fauna.

The people in the painting are not historical figures from Lititz history, but meant to be anonymously enjoying the scenes (kids at the park, couple in front of the paper mill, family shopping downtown, etc.).

Thirty gallons of paint embellish the roughly 1,500-square-foot surface area.

Illustration department chair Robert Hochgertel supervised majors Seth Pala, Alicia Jagels, Kelly Geiges and Allison Farris.

Representing Susquehanna Bank at the public acknowledgment were Ed Gower, assistant vice president and facilities manager, and Mary Rankin Stadden, public relations director.

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