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Chapin Art Trail
A Community Art Project

The Art of Lake Life Mural

Multiple CCAL Artists

Installed February 2020

The Art of Lake Life Mural
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Artist's Statement 

Jason White, CCP Director, asked CCAL to create a large scale mural within Crooked Creek Park dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission (ICRC) and the 25th Anniversary of both Crooked Creek Park and the Crooked Creek Art League.

In keeping with their missions, CCP and CCAL included community engagement throughout the project. The initial mural design was based on the drawing and suggestions of the CCP 2019 Summer Safari Kids after the children were asked to paint what they like most about living in the area. Unified by the literal and figurative themes of sunrise to sunset the mural starts at sunrise with a young boy casting a line into the lake and ends with an old man in a fishing boat at sunset. The mural is reflective of lake life and depicts numerous aspects and activities of lake life in the greater Chapin community.

The mural, which spans two 17’ wide walls, can be seen in the CCP Recreation Building which is CCAL’s home base and a central gathering point for people of all ages in a wide range of activities.

About the Artwork

A large scale wall mural spanning two 17’ wide walls at the CCP Recreation Building, the mural commemorates and celebrates 25 years of joint service to the community by CCP and CCAL. Designed in collaboration with children in the park's Summer Safari kids, it depicts what they like most about living in Chapin.” Artwork completed by a number of CCAL artists. Get a mural scavenger hunt at the front desk and complete it for some extra fun!

About the Artist

A collaborative piece, the mural was designed and created by a team of CCAL artists and members including: Sonya Diimmler and Karen Larrabee (project co-chairs), Pam Bulak, Kay Stallings, Ann Sweeney, Barbara Teusink, Tommy D. Thompson and Shin Wilbanks.

Scavenger Hunt Clue: 

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A Partnership Project by the Crooked Creek Art League and the Town of Chapin

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This organization is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support in this grant comes from the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of The Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina.

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This project was supported by a Connected Communities grant from Central Carolina Community Foundation.

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