Title: Sailing the Rough Seas
Location: Maritime Drive between the YMCA and Baymont Inn
Artist: Mary Hamachek
This utility box was part of a 2021 collaboration between the Rahr-West Art Museum Public Arts Committee and Manitowoc Public Utility.Ten utility boxes in downtown Manitowoc were painted by local artists with designs based on works from the Museum’s collection.
Mary Hamacheck chose a painting of a sailboat on the water near a lighthouse by Ruth Rahr Vinton. She says: “It inspired me because my life is a rough sea at times and the lighthouse in the picture represents a beacon that shines in the darkness and helps guide me back to shore.”
Sponsors: Manitowoc Public Utilities, City of Manitowoc Room Tax Commission, the Wisconsin Arts Board, and Hallman Lindsay Paint.