Artist Michael Pilato begins applying Inspiration Mural to Newrose Building in Pittston

Staff reports | July 25th, 2015 11:10 am

PITTSTON — Muralist Michael Pilato began his weekend 50 feet in the air on a scissor lift. In about a week, his work will be finished.

Pilato begin applying the World of Inspiration Mural to the south side of the Newrose Building on Main Street early Friday morning. Pilato said it will take him and his team about a week before the building is finished.

In what will be the third-largest mural in Pennsylvania, Pilato will depict 40 different historical figures in Greater Pittston lore. The centerpiece of the mural will feature former Pittston Area standout Jimmy Cefalo and his “Spaghetti Story.” The other characters on the mural were nominated by the community.

On Saturday, Sept. 5, the mural will be officially unveiled with many of the painted characters on hand to see the giant painting.

Pilato will be working on the side of the building through the weekend and into next week.

The first applications of the mural being installed on the Newrose building has begun.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_Pittston-Mural-1.jpgThe first applications of the mural being installed on the Newrose building has begun. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
Ray Roberts of Stencil Painting adds touches to the top of the mural.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_Pittston-Mural-2.jpgRay Roberts of Stencil Painting adds touches to the top of the mural. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
The first person to appear on the mural is Joey “I” Infantino.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_Pittston-Mural-3.jpgThe first person to appear on the mural is Joey “I” Infantino. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

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