The University of Pittsburgh Johnstown commissioned Stacie Krupa to paint a patriotic mural celebrating the men and women who have, and continue to serve, in all branches of our military. Pitt-Johnstown partnered with the Veterans Committee of the Cambria County War Memorial Authority to paint an eagle on a façade of 1st Summit Bank Arena at Cambria County War Memorial. An unveiling is scheduled for July 10 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the arena, 326 Napolean Street.
“We are proud to support this project that honors those who serve in the military, Dr. Jem Spectar, President of Pitt-Johnstown, said. “ This mural stands as a symbol of our profound gratitude for the service of our military veterans, especially those heroes here in our community and region who have answered the call to serve our country.”
Krupa painted the 178-foot “JOHNSTOWN” mural depicting a shared history and long-standing relationship between the campus and community with a heart conveying the vitality of the city and the mountain cat portraying the role education has played in its collective growth. As a follow up, Pitt-Johnstown sought a canvas for a mural to honor and thank our area veterans and active military, many of whom use the GI Bill to pursue a college education.
“This mural is a great way to show support for our Veterans and brighten up the city at the same time. Gary and Rose Poborsky, owners of GAP Pollution & Environmental Control and GapVax, Inc., were proud to be sponsors on this project. It’s beautifully done.” Kate Blair, Marketing Director at GapVax.