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Saturday, Essex County Residents Invited to Set “The Worlds’ Largest Print” Guinness Record

Carolyne Volpe Curley

Thursday, October 10, 2013 • 9:49am

Update as of 9:10 a.m. FRIDAY

DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER FORECASTS, THE EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SATURDAY OCT. 19

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - On Saturday, Oct. 12, Essex County residents are invited to participate in a free community-made artistic creation that the Newark Museum hopes will make it into the Guinness Book of World Records. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., aspiring artists will gather at Washington Park, located right in front of the museum, to help paint a 450-foot-long painting themed “River of Life.” After turning the painting into a print, it will then become officially “The Worlds’ Largest Print” as reported by Guinness. The museum is located at 49 Washington Street in Newark; the raindate is Saturday, Oct. 19.


Newark Museum, located at 49 Washington Street, Newark  Credit: Google Maps 

Method
This event seeks to break the record of the first print which was also set by the Newark Museum in 1999.  According to the museum, the group will start with a 4' x 450' painting which will be turned into a print by laying a 4’ x 450’ piece of paper over the top of the painted image and running over it with a steamroller. The pressure from the steamroller will cause the painted image to be transferred onto the paper, creating what is known as a Monotype print.  


Credit: Newark Museum

Further Information 
For more information call Steve at 908 627-2891 or Donna at 973 768-1123.


Credit: Newark Museum

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