The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


June 21, 2013

Muralist tackles Danville project



Pennypacker, who is finishing her degree at Bloomsburg University in art with an emphasis on studio art, applied for and received an undergraduate grant from BU which will cover a stipend for her for the project. The business alliance is paying for the materials.

“We’ve gotten in-kind donations such as Cole’s for use of the space and Cole’s donating the primer and other supplies. Miller Bros. Construction is assessing the wall for its condition and power washing and priming it to fix any defects,” she said of that work to be finished by mid-July.

A shed, on loan from Rocky Mountain Structures in the Danville area, will be set up at Cole’s lot to house their supplies. 

She hopes to take panels to other locations, such as the Danville Area Community Center, so people can paint them there.

People unable to make the paint dates can make appointments by calling the business alliance at (570) 284-4502.

Originally from Mississippi and having worked in Bucks County 20-plus years, Pennypacker finished three years at the University of Southern Mississippi. In Bucks County, she had her own business where she did decorative painting, fine art and murals from 2001-07. “One summer I did six murals — that was the most in one period of time,” she said.

 She met her husband David, originally from Millville, online in 2006 and they moved to the Danville area in 2007.

Pennypacker works primarily in acrylic and mixed media collage but also does photography printed on canvas. Some of her creations and David’s works are on display through July 14 in Old Forge Brewing Co., 282 Mill St. They also participate in the Susquehanna Art Society annual show.

Pennypacker worked on a Miles of Mules public project in 2003 in Bucks County. She applied for and was accepted to decorate three life-size Fiberglas mules. “They were for the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor,” she said.

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