Medina approves mural under canal bridge on Glenwood Avenue

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 July 2022 at 3:40 pm

MEDINA – The Village Board and Planning Board have both given the OK for a mural under the Glenwood Avenue high bridge.

Brandi Zavitz, a retired Holley art teacher, submitted the lone proposal for the project, which is being facilitated by the Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council. GO Art! approved a $3,460 grant for the project under the bridge..

Medina would like to have the project be done by Sept. 30.

The project area is approximately 528 square feet on previously painted concrete.

Zavitz previously painted the front steps at the Orleans County YMCA in an aquatic and solar theme.

With the mural under the bridge she submitted a sketch that showed a boy playing baseball, strawberries and corn stalks, a marching band member, a cow, heron taking flight, the former Journal-Register and a kid with wagon full of newspapers, geese, Canal Culvert, girl on a swing, girl running by canal, the waterfalls in the background, two kids fishing in canal, St John’s Episcopal Church, a man walking a golden retriever on the canal, and apples.

“It does represent Medina and the Medina area,” said Village Trustee Owen Toale. “These things all mean something to us.”

The Village Board also set a public hearing for 7 p.m. today to pursue a grant to study the conditions of waterlines in the village.