Dynamic art, from community clay stomping disks to murals depicting Manitowoc’s heritage and pride, await visitors to this maritime capitol. Indeed, the 7-panel mural created by Caryl Yasko for City Hall appears to rise from Lake Michigan at dawn to transport you from the great ship-building era into manufacturing and, as dusk arrives, to witness the strength and vision of the city’s great people. Guiding you is a mythical figure named “Pride.”
Across the street see wall murals portraying 3 generations of maritime history. Yasko also called upon children and seniors alike to inspire the delightful and whimsical rotunda mural called “Brainstorm” in our new library. Look for your favorite childhood hero or rhyme.
A clay stomp directed by artist Joel Pfeiffer produced five disks near the entry to the Rahr-West Art Museum, which is home to all types of fine art and antiques. See rare artworks by well known artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Andy Warhol, and Picasso, as well as rare porcelain items and collections housed in a Queen Anne style Victorian Mansion.
Manitowoc artist John Peroutka stands in front of a portion of the mural he created for the Wisconsin Maritime Museum’s new Children’s Waterway Room, sponsored by Burger Boat.