BETHEL MURAL PROJECT
"We Go Together, We Grow Together"
June 12th – July 3rd, 2021
The Bethel Mural Project is a community, public art installation at The Gem, 48 Cross St, Bethel, Maine. This past winter, the Bethel Mural Project and Maine artist, Ryan Adams, worked with Melissa Prescott’s Telstar Middle School Community Art classes to come up with inspiration for the design of the mural. The students then voted on the wording for the design. The final design layout and palette for the upcoming mural will be announced soon!
Featuring Ryan Adams
Ryan Adams, a painter and muralist resides in his hometown of Portland, Maine
with fellow artist wife, Rachel Gloria and their two daughters. His background in traditional graffiti led him to creating large-scale mural work and hand-lettered design and signage.
His signature ‘gem’ style of work is a geometric breakdown of letterforms with shadows and highlights included to create depth and movement throughout the pieces (seen below). His pieces tend to be bold, colorful and clever; often including statements within. Currently,
Ryan co-owns and operates a hand-painted signage business, designs for a brewery,
paints murals any and everywhere and exhibits his work as often as possible.
(Bio from Adams' Website)
Check out Ryan’s work on Instagram @ryanwritesonthings or www.ryanwritesonthings.com
Ryan Adams “Elements of Development” Towson, MD 11/2020
As a community-based project, The Bethel Mural Project will need many volunteers
to help. You are invited to participate in the painting of this amazing mural,
Bethel’s first, professional public art piece! Everyone is welcome.
If you would like to participate with the mural installation please click below to
complete the BAAM volunteer form.
Masks, social distancing, reservations, and participation waivers
will be required of all participants.