James Thorpe, Jr, a resident of Newburgh, talks in the video below.
As Kelly Patton, one of our backers, said on her Facebook page: "This is so important...this would be an amazing jewel for our city.”
TWENTY-FOUR hours to go on my project, Newburgh: Portrait of a City. If we do not meet our goal we shall try again with a reduced goal, (subject to Kickstarter's normal approval procedures). We shall be able to do this because of the generosity of two people: Peter Bynum, a backer, has offered me the use of his Epson 9600 printer, and Grey Zeien, who has a printing and mounting business here in Cold Spring said, “Dmitri, you can do this yourself. Go to Home Depot, buy the coroplast sheets and stick the adhesive backed vinyl prints to them."
Volunteers, from both Garrison and Newbugh, have come forward to help put up the display, thus reducing the labour costs.
Please be aware that your credit card will not be charged in the event that we do not meet our goal.
With your support of the new project with its reduced goal, we feel confident that the display will be safely up on the wall by July. We plan to re-try within two weeks.