Sto­ries of Dorch­ester can­ning in­dus­try sought for new mu­ral

Dorchester Star - - Regional -

CAM­BRIDGE — Mem­bers of the pub­lic are in­vited to share their mem­o­ries, re­mem­brances, sto­ries and ex­pe­ri­ences of the can­ning in­dus­try in Dorch­ester County for a new pub­lic mu­ral project.

The Heart of Ch­e­sa­peake Coun­try Her­itage Area is host­ing the event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wed­nes­day, April 6, at Liv Again in Cam­bridge. Peo­ple are wel­come to bring photos re­lated to lo­cal can­ning his­tory as well. There will be re­fresh­ments.

The mu­ral will be de­vel­oped by artist Michael Owen, who cre­ated the Bal­ti­more Love Project, which in­cludes 20 love-themed mu­rals through­out Bal­ti­more City. He’s also cre­ated more than 100 other mu­rals.

The can­ning sto­ries shared on April 6 will serve as in­spi­ra­tion for Owen’s mu­ral in Dorch­ester.

His mu­ral will be the sixth in a se­ries of road­side mu­rals along the Ch­e­sa­peake Coun­try Scenic By­way high­light­ing the his­tory and cul­ture of Dorch­ester County.

Owen will be in Cam­bridge the week of April 4 as part of an artist res­i­dency. He also has a solo show at the Dorch­ester Cen­ter for the Arts in April, with an artist re­cep­tion from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Satur­day, April 6, and an artist talk at 5 p.m.

The work­shop is hosted by the Heart of Ch­e­sa­peake Coun­try Her­itage Area. For ques­tions or more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Katie Clen­daniel at 443-205-5364 or email Katie@vis­it­dorch­

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