Local Artist to Create Paintings of Chester Landmarks
Megan Liggett hopes to complete project by end of summer.
A local artist and Chester Borough resident has been commissioned to create a series of paintings that, she hopes, will depict the rich history of the borough.
Megan Liggett, a college student who has taken up permanent residence in Chester for the past 20 years, has proposed a series of six paintings that will reflect historical buildings and landmarks throughout the borough.
Liggett does this in the hope of preserving the proud traditions and history of Chester Borough in the midst of several changes that have occurred to the landscape of the borough, particularly over the past two decades.
“I’ve lived in Chester for the past 20 years, seeing it transform in so many ways it’s ridiculous. I want to do something to immortalize what’s happened the past twenty years,” Liggett said. “A lot of people in my generation don’t realize how far we’ve come as a town.”
The end result when the project is completed would be six paintings at two feet-by-three feet to hang in the foyer of the borough municipal building, which Liggett would hope to complete this summer at a cost of $1,600 to the borough for supplies and materials.
The borough council approved Liggett to at least begin the project at its meeting on Tuesday night, creating a sense of excitement for the young artist.
“I am looking forward to donating my time and effort during the summer toward this painting project,” Liggett said.