Maysville Kentucky Blog

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Robert Dafford Painting Murals

Many of the murals along the floodwall downtown were painted by artist Robert Dafford of LaFayette, Louisiana. The project began in 1998 along the flood wall on McDonald Parkway downtown. It includes nine murals about the history of the city from the 17th through 20th century. Next up: The mural committee is raising money for a double panel devoted to singer Rosemary Clooney's roots in the town and her Hollywood career.

Dafford is currently working on another mural in Covington, Kentucky, Tall Stacks, that will depict riverboats and should be finished in time for October's Tall Stacks festival in Cincinnati. In Covington, he's on his fifth year of a project to create 800 feet of murals - at least 15 and possibly as many as 20 - running south along the wall from the base of the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge to the gates of the public landing.

The Cincinnati Post has created a photo gallery of 22 images showing Dafford at work on the murals in Covington, adding details to almost finished murals: Mural Painting Photo Gallery (use the "Next" and "Back" links at the bottom to view them all)


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