Monday, April 26, 2010

The Millvale Murals of St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church, Artist Maxo Vanka



Correction: the Post Gazette incorrectly published the wrong sunday date for the murals- you can call the society and set up a time anyways for a tour.

The Millvale Murals of St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church

Where: 24 Maryland Ave., Millvale (Exit 3 from Route 28 North, left onto Ohio Street, bear left to stay on Ohio Street, right onto Maryland Avenue before reaching the underpass and follow to top of hill).

Parking: In lot across the street; parking assistants will be available.

Admission: Free, donations accepted.

Tours: To schedule a tour on other days, call Mary Petrich at 412-681-0905 or Diane Novosel at 724-845-2907.

Donations are always being sought to help preserve the murals. The society has a website here with great images: www.vankamurals.org.


Below is a Post Gazette article:

Maxo Vanka's Millvale murals cry out for preservation
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