It was unveiled to the public in early November. (You can read the Morning Journal’s coverage of the event here.)
The hand-painted reproduction of the vintage ‘Greetings’ postcard was a great choice for the first in the series, as it reinforces Vermilion’s longtime status as a desirable destination in Lake Erie’s Vacationland. Artists Mike Sekletar and Brian Goodwin did an incredible job of duplicating the original postcard as a large oil painting.
Here’s the original postcard for comparison.
****I did a multi-part series on Vermilion as seen on vintage postcards back here in July.