The Capital City Canvas public art project The Charter Oak water mural and its companion, the Walking Around a Tree projection,  were created by Connecticut artist Adam Niklewicz .  The project is co-organized by the City of Hartford, Real Art Ways and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art with support from the Greater Hartford Arts Council. The mural is water-activated and can be viewed each day at 3 pm (or on any rainy day). Join the artist on October 26 for A Tree Grows in Hartford and learn more about the project.

“Public art should embrace the existing environment and work to enrich reality. The blank slates (almost screens) of the two downtown buildings invite visuals that give counterbalance (nature) and meaning (historical context). The image of the Charter Oak speaks to both. The projection of the new tree speaks to the continuum.” – Adam Niklewicz

The Charter Oak from Erika Van Natta Films on Vimeo.

Documentation of Adam Niklewicz' wall installation for Hartford, Connecticut's Capital City Canvas project. Works by Adam Niklewicz include "The Charter Oak" and "Walking Around a Tree," 2012.

Video produced by Erika Van Natta Films.

The initiative is funded by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development – Office of the Arts, the City of Hartford with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. In-kind support for the project is generously provided by 215 Pearl LLC, AT&T Connecticut, TheaterWorks, The Metropolitan District (MDC), Hartford Business Improvement District, and the U.S. Army, U.S. Naval, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps recruiting offices in Hartford.

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