Blue Moon

Following a studio visit with local artist Sharon McGinley, her painting Blue Moon was selected to be reproduced into a two story tall mural through several community painting workshops with local organizations.

616 Cherry Street,

West Reading, PA 19611

Project Support


West Reading Community

Revitalization Foundation

Mural Design:

Sharon McGinley

Studio assistants:

Leonardo Powell

Katie Trainer

Painting Partners

  • Wyomissing Area HS Public Art Workshop,

  • Alcon Research LLC

  • Reading Area Community College Painting Students

  • Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year TEACH Mini Conference participants

Project completion


View multiple images of the project's creation above.

About the Project

Sharon McGinley's artwork is filled with loaded symbolism, and this painting was no exception. As you look throughout the work, you try to make connections between the many characters and scenes, to put together a story of what may be happening.

The painting workshops were filled with many questions about the work and praises for the saturated colors used to create the rich fantastical scene.