Community-Healing Event to Include New Pilato Mural
Local artist Michael Pilato will unveil his newest mural Saturday morning in downtown State College.
The artwork, dedicated to survivors of sexual abuse, will be a key part of a public "Art for Healing" event sponsored by the Centre County Women's Resource Center. Billed as a community-building, community-healing gathering, it will include guest speakers Mayor Elizabeth Goreham; Anne Ard, the executive director of the Women's Resource Center; and Pilato.
"Native American elder David Manyfights, of the Lenape Tribe, will lead the community in a traditional smudging ritual of purification to offer healing and peace to State College," a news release reads.
The event is scheduled to begin at 11:45 a.m. at Heister Street and Calder Way.