Military veteran and muralist Chris Seckler serves as this summer’s resident artist at Gilbertsville Expressive Movement, an art venue in that village.
Seckler has more than 60 years of experience in painting and sculpting, according to Sean Shaeffer, park manager at GEM.
A 10,000 pound steel mural wall with dimensions of 8 feet by 24 feet was built for Seckler’s mural project, Shaeffer said. Seckler has nearly completed the mural with just a few weeks left for detail work.
Seckler was born on May 5, 1944 and was raised in the Cicero, Illinois area, Schaeffer said. He attended York High School in Elmhurst, Illinois where his first interests in art began to blossom.
“I started molding models when I was around 14. I was 27 or 28 when I decided,…