Teresa began work on the mural in the Fall of 2017, with a projection of the black and white concept rendering onto the wall at night. This allowed for a loose outline for Teresa to grasp the space she was working with. Once the line rendering was complete, Teresa got right to work. It took this impressive artist just a few short weeks to complete the mural and it was so fun for us at Gateway to watch the mural go up so quickly and beautifully. It was also a great opportunity for many members of the community to stop by and reminisce of days gone by at the old Gateway Pharmacy soda fountain, where many Phoenixvillians spent time with friends, family, and even a few met their husbands or wives. We at Gateway are immensely grateful to Teresa for her time and talent on this project; we could not be happier with how the mural turned out. We also would like to thank Ryan Conroy for his time and knowledge of The Gateway and Phoenixville from the past and for providing us the black and white photograph from which this beautiful mural was duplicated. And lastly, we want to thank the Phoenixville community for sharing their stories with us, we so enjoyed hearing how Gateway played a role in so many people's lives. And while this photo is a reflection of Gateway 50 years ago, we look forward to another 50 years here in this wonderful Phoenixville community!
Mural artist Teresa Haag signing her masterpiece
Mural completion ribbon cutting ceremony with the Phoenixville Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Gateway Pharmacy Mural Project
The Gateway Pharmacy Mural Project began back in early 2017 with planning between artist Teresa Haag, Gateway co-owner Mark Szilagyi, and pharmacist Jenn Szilagyi in collaboration with Ryan Conroy from the Phoenixville Historical Society. Teresa, having passed this plain empty wall of Gateway Pharmacy on a nearly daily basis, felt compelled to make it a work of art that paid tribute to the vast history of The Gateway Pharmacy. After several planning meetings, some historical insight from Ryan, and a few concept renderings, the final decision was made and the mural was well on it's way!
The building wall pre-mural
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The projection line rendering process