A local artist is painting a huge mural on the side of Metro Movies in Middletown, where the faces of his friends and family will greet the thousands of people who pass by on Route 9 each day.
Patrick Ganino, 40, grew up in Middletown and now lives in Madison. He and three partners opened a restaurant earlier this year in Metro Square — Herd, a seafood and steak restaurant — which also displays some of Ganino's original murals.
Metro Movies is part of Metro Square, and the mural faces Route 9.
Using just five colors, he has painted nine portraits on the building. Among the subjects are his wife, Alli; his sons, Carter and Colson; and his daughter, Lauren. The...