“Ecology Triptych” Mural Adds Nod to Nature in Downtown Rochester

“Ecology Triptych” Mural Adds Nod to Nature in Downtown Rochester

(Downtown Rochester, Oct. 17, 2021)

Rochester, MI  – Rochester is pleased to celebrate the completion of the first permanent public art project within the City.  The mural, Ecology Triptych by Jake Dwyer, is a collaboration between the Detroit Institute of Arts, DTE Energy, Paint Creek Center for the Arts and the Rochester DDA through the Partners in Public Art Program.  It was made possible by the support of the Oakland County Art Institute Authority and generous community investment in the Detroit Institute of Arts’ millage for the purpose of enriching the quality of life in Oakland County.

The mural features a monarch, fish, and birds.

“Art is an integral element in bringing a community together,” stated Jennifer Whitteaker, Regional Manager for Oakland County, DTE Energy, Corporate & Government Affairs.  “We were proud to offer the DTE Substation on Main Street as the blank canvas for the first public art mural in the City of Rochester.”

“The DIA works in collaboration with communities to create works of art that convey their unique stories and interests,” stated Charlie Garling, Director of Studio Programs at the Detroit Institute of Arts. “The beautiful mural in Rochester is a testament to what we can accomplish together.”

To officially introduce the mural to the community, a Mural Ribbon Cutting & Reception will be held on Wednesday, October 27, 4 pm at the DTE Substation on Main Street in Downtown Rochester.  Attendees must RSVP by Monday, October 25 to kristi@downtownrochestermi.com.

For more information about the project, contact the Rochester DDA at 248.656.0060 or online at http://downtownrochestermi.com.

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