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Kirkland adds another mini mural to Downtown Pittston

May 17. 2014 2:51PM

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Dwight Kirkland, of Black Leaf Studios, put another one of his fingerprints on Downtown Pittston.

Kirkland finished his newest mini mural, “Birds of a Feather,” on the side of the new Merle Norman building next to Boden Factory Outlet on Main Street.

Kirkland is renowned for his murals and paintings around the country. Former President George W. Bush owns two of his originals in his private collection.

Two of Black Leaf Studio’s biggest works remain right here in our own backyard. The Heritage Mural covers the entire side of the Pittston Dental building depicting three stages of Pittston’s heritage: coal mining, the garment industry and railroads. It was completed in late 2013.

Kirkland also created the Pittston Tomato Festival mural, Ultomato, which is about 100 feet long by 30 feet high and sits atop the Tropical Dream building on South Main Street.

The City of Pittston is putting its best foot forward to turn the town into one of the best art destinations in the Northeast. The City’s goal is to have the most public art of any American city of similar size, 1.7 square miles.

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