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Performing Art Mural Unveiled at the NorShor Theatre Skywalk

Created: November 01, 2019 05:45 PM

A new mural was unveiled today by the city of Duluth and the Duluth Public Arts Commission.

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The mural was painted by Ashland native Susan Martinsen. She dove into the Duluth's performing arts history and looked to include buildings like the Orpheum Theatre and Duluth Opera House. 

The mural is on the skywalk that leads to the Norshor Theatre, and she used it's location to have it's viewers get in the theatre mindset.

"I took advantage of this 3-D effect to create a theater in a theater scene, so now when people come down that hallway there's no doubt that they're in a theater area," says Susan Martinsen. "As they walk down this wall they can learn some of the history of the performing arts."

City Councilor Gary Anderson and Duluth Public Art's Commissioner Sandy Johnson joined Martinsen at the unveiling and the mural can now be seen anytime at Norshor's skywalk.

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