City of Jackson, Michigan
The NEA grant will support the preservation and relocation of the historic Consumers Power Lighted Glass Mural. The mural panels will be reassembled and the incandescent lighting sequence reconstructed and replaced with LED lights before installation in a new city park. Commissioned by the Consumers Power Company in 1969, the 28-foot-long mural depicting the story of electricity was designed and fabricated by the Glassart Studio in Scottsdale, Arizona, under the direction of artist Glidden Parker. The mural will be installed in a climate-controlled structure in a new central city park developed on the site of the former Consumers building downtown. The City of Jackson will partner with the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Jackson County to promote the project. The City of Jackson is the county seat and has a population of 33,534 and a poverty rate of 38.3%.