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Artist puts finishing touches on swan mural in Albion library

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 June 2020 at 6:35 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Stacey Kirby Steward was up high on scaffolding in the Hoag Library today, working on a mural of three swans flying over the countryside in Albion.

The mural is about 23 feet long. It is in the Curtis Room, the main meeting room of the library.

The public will be able to see the finished mural for the first time on Tuesday, with the meeting room used as a polling site in a special election and primary. Voting is from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The family of the late Marion M. Moore paid the artist fee for the mural. Moore served as director of the Swan Library from 1961 to 1973. Albion’s public library was known as Swan Library from 1900 to 2012. The new Hoag Library opened in July 2012.

The mural shows three swans flying over the Erie Canal. The painting also highlights the farm fields, Lake Ontario and some of the cobblestone houses.

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