Video: Workers come alive in massive American Mural Project, inspiring next generation of CT kids
The American Mural Project, located in Winsted, Connecticut, is the world’s largest indoor collaborative mural and a tribute to American workers. It's a one-of-a-kind work of art — at five stories high, the mural is a visual history of America shown through its workers.
In this Mini Doc, Ellen Griesedieck, founder and artistic director of AMP, tells the story of how the massive three-dimensional mural came to be.
From visiting a Boeing manufacturing plant to collaborating with over 15,000 people across all 50 states, the original concept has bloomed into not only a "tribute and a challenge," but into an education and programming space for the arts through partnerships with schools and nonprofits.
Learn more about how APM was created by watching the video above. More Connecticut Public Mini Docs can be found here.
"I wanted to make these people come alive … once you know the people, you then see the value in the things they do.”Ellen Griesedieck, founder and artistic director of AMP