posted on: 8/2/2017

The Dover Arts Commission and Seymour Osman Community Center will hold a dedication ceremony for new parking garage murals depicting the history of Dover on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 at 5:30 p.m., at the Orchard Street Parking Garage. The ceremony will be held on the top floor.

The Dover Arts Commission submitted a grant application to the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts in 2016 for the creation and installation of mosaic murals at the parking garage, the City‘s first public art installation.

The five mosaic murals, installed on each level of the garage, were created earlier this year by children ages seven to 12 in an afterschool program at the Seymour Osman Community Center. Assembled under the guidance of Robert Rossel of Epping, a New Hampshire State Council on the Arts’ artist, each mural depicts an iconic Dover landmark. The icons were designed by Pip Clews of Portsmouth. The mural frames were constructed with donated wood by building trades students at Dover High School.  

Dedication ceremony slated for new Parking Garage murals

posted on: 8/2/2017

The Dover Arts Commission and Seymour Osman Community Center will hold a dedication ceremony for new parking garage murals depicting the history of Dover on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 at 5:30 p.m., at the Orchard Street Parking Garage. The ceremony will be held on the top floor.

The Dover Arts Commission submitted a grant application to the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts in 2016 for the creation and installation of mosaic murals at the parking garage, the City‘s first public art installation.

The five mosaic murals, installed on each level of the garage, were created earlier this year by children ages seven to 12 in an afterschool program at the Seymour Osman Community Center. Assembled under the guidance of Robert Rossel of Epping, a New Hampshire State Council on the Arts’ artist, each mural depicts an iconic Dover landmark. The icons were designed by Pip Clews of Portsmouth. The mural frames were constructed with donated wood by building trades students at Dover High School.

The murals span Dover’s history, including a gundalow, the mills, Garrison Hill Tower, City Hall and the Dover Police Mounted Patrol.

This project was made possible with support from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, and generous sponsors who provided additional funding, including the City of Dover, Dover Police Charities, Chinburg Properties, Cocheco Printworks, Glass Routes, Kennebunk Savings Bank, Little Tree Education and Shaheen & Gordon, PA.

The dedication ceremony on Aug. 4 is open to all. Please RSVP to Parking Manager Bill Simons ate 516-2277 or W.Simons@dover.nh.gov.