Split Rock art kicks off celebrationJim Povich painted a commemorative watercolor painting that was done to mark the 100-year anniversary of the lighthouse.
Jim Povich painted a commemorative watercolor painting that was done to mark the 100-year anniversary of the lighthouse.
Construction on the iconic lighthouse finished in 1910 and the historic site is celebrating all year with events.
A limited run of 500 posters using Povich’s piece are being sold at the interpretive center.
Other promotional posters marking the centennial are available there as well as bricks and copper pieces saved from a renovation done on the site in 2009.
Artists, with their many depictions of the iconic lighthouse, will be featured at the site all year long.
Povich said he had three choices on which angle to depict the famous lighthouse but chose this one because the focus begins on the left from the lightkeeper’s home and along the sidewalk to the lighthouse.
He imagined the path being taken each day by the diligent men who worked there and their families.
Restored to its early 20th-century splendor in 2009, Split Rock Lighthouse is one of America’s best-preserved lighthouses. More than 120,000 visitors a year tour the lighthouse each year.