A 10-week road trip has turned into a an art exhibit for a local family.

The Harvell family left Presque Isle on October 2 of this year to cross the United States on the journey of a lifetime. John Harvell, his wife, Heather, along with their three kids, 11-year old Jayden, 9-year old Josh and 4-year old Isaiah climbed into a 32-foot RV with a family-sized car and bicycles in tow, headed west on their adventure.

Harvell Family
Harvell Family

Wintergreen Arts Center is featuring artwork created by the Harvell family during the 10-week road trip.Their show is titled “10,492-34-71: Miles, States, Days” and opens January 4 during Presque Isle’s First Friday Downtown Art Walk, and will be on display for the month of January.

Heather Harvell explains how this trip across the U.S. came about. “This trip originally stemmed from John’s fond memories of doing something similar when he was a kid from Washington State to Yosemite. “I jumped onboard because I love to travel." She added that the uninterrupted time together as a family felt right to "just take the plunge and hit the road.”

The Harvells pulled back into their Centerline Road driveway on December 11.

Dottie Hutchins, Wintergreen’s executive director, feels the Harvell family show will be one of largest First Friday events the Center has ever hosted.

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