Artist: Jenny Roesel Ustick & Atalie Gagnet
Title: Rockford Peaches Midtown Mural
Description: The iconic Rockford Peaches, and their visitors, used the Midtown train station as the entrance and exit to the city of Rockford. Bringing funky and fresh vibes to an iconic theme, this project resonates with all ages and backgrounds. These athletes were not only dynamic, but brought so much joy; Dorothy “Dottie” Green, Dorothy “Dottie” “Kammie” Kamenshek’s legs, Dorothy “Dottie” Ferguson Key, Dorothy Kamenshek “Dottie” “Kammie”, Dorothy “Snookie” Harrell, Mildred “Millie” Deegan, and Amy “Lefty” Applegren. The shadows you see are of the athletes that were not able to be mentioned in the press due to the color of their skin.
Year Created: 2022 as part of CRE8IV transformational art.
Location: 206 7th Street (North facing)
- Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Rockford Public Art Trail.” Website Accessed 8/3/2023. https://www.gorockford.com/things-to-do/public-art-trail/
- Jenny Roesel Ustick Artist’s website accessed 8/29/2023: https://www.jennyroeselustick.com/
- Atalie Gagnet Artist’s website accessed 8/29/2023: http://www.ataliegagnet.com/