Artist Matthew Willey paints "The Good of the Hive" mural on the Scranton Civic Ballet building, Rear 234 Mifflin Avenue, Downtown Scranton.
The message behind the mural
Artist Matthew Willey is installing “The Good of the Hive” mural on the Scranton Civic Ballet Company building, Rear 234 Mifflin Avenue, Downtown Scranton. The mural is a project of Scranton Tomorrow, presented by The Wright Center.
A world-renowned muralist, Willey is raising awareness about the importance of pollinators through his art. This project brings him closer to achieving his personal commitment to hand-paint 50,000 honeybees — the number of bees in a healthy, thriving hive — in murals around the world.
“Matthew’s work is much more than an inspiring mural,” said Rose Randazzo, chairperson of Scranton Tomorrow’s Mural Arts Program. “It’s a movement. Scranton is now connected to a global initiative to save the bees through public mural art.”
View in person:
Scranton Civic Ballet Building
Rear 234 Mifflin Avenue, Downtown Scranton.
Save the date!
Please join us as we celebrate the installation of Matthew Willey's The Good of the Hive mural in Downtown Scranton:
Mural Dedication & Meet the Artist Reception
Friday, November 4 @ 5 p.m.
Scranton Civic Ballet Company
Rear 234 Mifflin Avenue, Downtown Scranton
Celebrate the completion of The Good of the Hive mural with Scranton Tomorrow and members of the Mural Arts Program Committee. The event features a brief dedication ceremony, followed by a Meet the Artist Reception with Matthew Willey.
Photo by Dani Case,
About the Artist
Matthew Willey’s mission is to ignite radical curiosity and active engagement around planetary health issues through art, bees and storytelling. His vision is a world filled with people that see and experience the beauty and connectedness of all things.
His worldwide mural project demonstrates perseverance in the face of adversity. Six years into an estimated 20-year project, Willey has created 35 murals and installations with over 8,600 hand-painted bees.
The Good of the Hive mural in Scranton is made possible with generous support from the following:
Helen M. Gaus Building
Lackawanna Heritage Valley (LHV)
Kevin and Colleen Zwick