2013-01-11 / Front Page

New Year, new paint

Jean Maginnis, executive director of the Maine Center for Creativity, had a vision of the Sprague oil tanks in South Portland as enormous canvases for a public artwork project when she took a bike ride to Bug Light Park. Now, the design project that started in 2008 is nearing completion. The fifth tank was painted in summer 2012. Once temperatures warm up in spring, work will begin on the sixth tank, which will leave just two more to be completed. Once the project is finished, the design will encompass 261,000 total square feet, a world record for the largest public art painting. (Jack Flagler photo)

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