Oswego High School Art Club Unveils Wear It! Oswego Mural

The Mural

OSWEGO, NY (October 24, 2012) – Students and faculty from Oswego High School (OHS) and representatives from Raby’s Ace Hardware and the Wear It! Oswego water safety campaign recently gathered to unveil an indoor mural project depicting the importance of wearing life jackets.

The mural features a unique illustration of anOswegosunset and a powerful, suggestive scene that makes people stop and look more closely. The mural was designed by three OHS students: Ashley Pitters (age 16; senior), Emily Fleischman (age 18, 2012 graduate), and Patty Talamo (age 17; senior).

Using plywood supplied by Raby’s Ace Hardware, the mural was fabricated and painted in the high school’s art room. Following construction over the summer, the mural was installed and later unveiled outside of the OHS pool entrance.

This is the second Wear It! Oswego-related project the campaign has conducted with OHS students. In 2011, the Wear It! Oswegocampaign worked closely with the high school’s television production teacher and students to develop 30-second videos on water safety. These videos remain timely and can be found under the High School’s “Wear It Oswego” tab on its “Video on Demand” page at http://oswego.org/videos.cfm.

The Wear It! Oswegocampaign — an off-shoot of the Wear It! New Yorkand national Wear It! programs (www.safeboatingcampaign.com) — raises awareness about responsible and safe recreation on or near the water, as well as the importance of wearing life jackets. Members of the Wear It! Oswego campaign include the City of Oswego, Brookfield Renewable Energy Group, the Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning, and The Palladium-Times.

Brookfield Renewable Energy Group operates one of the world’s largest publicly-traded, pure-play renewable power platforms, including 75 hydroelectric projects in New York. For more information, please visit www.brookfieldrenewable.com.

The City of Oswego is known as the Port City of Central New York and is “a Great City on a Great Lake.”  Oswego’s beautiful waterfront is complemented by the maritime theme found throughout the city. Oswego boasts a diverse industrial base and a New York State Empire Zone designation, making it attractive to business. For additional information visit http://www.oswegony.org/.

Oswego County Tourism Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning promotes Oswego County through a comprehensive international marketing plan. For upcoming events and visitor information, go to www.visitoswegocounty.com

The Palladium-Times is Oswego County’s only hometown daily newspaper and has served the City of Oswego and surrounding areas in that capacity since 1845. Visit www.palltimes.com for more information.

Shown left to right are Ashley Pitters, Oswego High School (OHS) senior; Stacey VanWaldick, OHS art teacher; Patricia Talamo, OHS senior; Brian Durval, Raby’s Ace Hardware; Jeffrey McCrobie, City of Oswego Fire Chief; and Brian Hartwell, OHS principal.