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After 17 years, mural is assembled, piece by piece

The first pieces of the American Mural Project’s (AMP) mural were installed on Thursday, Jan. 24. This piece depicts “Stitch and Steve,” two mechanics who work on heavyweight trucks in New Mexico. Photo by Lazlo Gyorsok

WINSTED — On Thursday, Jan. 24, the first piece of the mural of the American Mural Project (AMP) was installed at the renovated factory space on Whiting Street.

The installation of the first piece marked the beginning of the end of a more than 17-year journey for AMP.

AMP was founded by Sharon resident Ellen Griesedieck, who calls the mural “the largest collaborative piece of artwork in the world — a mural that is 120 feet long, 48 feet high and 10 feet deep.”

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