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Artist unveils scrub jay wings

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Begins: October 6, 2018 9:30 am
Ends: October 6, 2018 10:00 am

Erica Group, the artist behind West Volusia’s popular wings murals, will unveil her newest creation – scrub jay wings – at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, on the south side of Lyonia Environmental Center (LEC) and Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona.

The mural will be mounted on marine-grade plywood near the LEC’s pollinator garden so visitors can pose in front of them. Each wing will be 4 feet tall by 7.5 feet wide. The shape of the wings will be cut from marine grade plywood with a jigsaw and the details painted on afterward.

The mural is part a project spearheaded by the West Volusia Tourism Advertising Authority to create five spots where people can pose with wings. The series, known as Wings of the West, also includes the DeLand wings on Persimmon Lane, peacock feathers at the Barberville Pioneer Settlement, biplane wings at Skydive DeLand, and fairy wings in Cassadaga.

Georgia Turner, executive director of the West Volusia Tourism Advertising Authority said the wings have driven visitors to all parts of West Volusia.

“We know they are very popular,” she said. “Erica is a very talented artist, and her new wings have sparked a surge in tourism numbers for West Volusia. Thousands of people have been photographed in front of the original wings and now they have other sets of wings to add to their collection.”

For more information about Wings of the West, call Turner at 386-734-0162.