Visitors and residents of Algoma can now enjoy a new downtown mural: “Gray Wolf Territory” by Alicia Czechowski is the pride and joy of Robert Ray Gallery, 520 Parkway St. Owners Chris Baugniet and Dale Rustad commissioned the piece to commemorate the gallery’s one-year anniversary.
Czechowski chose the mural image after researching the city’s history and finding the wolf to be the school district’s mascot and of historical significance to the area. She lived at the gallery for two weeks while painting the mural, which was mounted on June 7. It’s housed on the gallery’s western exterior wall.
Czechowski is a featured regular artist at Robert Ray Gallery; her work resides in private collections around the world; and she has exhibited widely in solo and group shows throughout the U.S.
The gallery is open Thursday and Friday, 12-5 pm; Saturday 11 am – 5 pm; and Sunday 1-4 pm.