Artist continues to leave his touch on Knoebels after decades

Posted Tuesday, September 2, 2003 4:53 AM | Contributed by supermandl34

Matt Rusnak might be called the Leonardo da Vinci of Knoebels Amusement Resort. While working at the park for more than 20 years, the 78-year-old Mount Carmel resident — who describes himself as an artist, engineer, sculptor and historian — has designed and created signs, characters, logos, historical paintings, murals and even a replica of the clock tower and bell that stood atop the former Eagle Silk Mill in Shamokin.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 11:28 AM
The various signs that are scattered about Knoebels are definitely unique and contribute to the overall unique look of the park. The bright colors that are used amongst the sea of green foliage that immerses the park really stand out. Nice to hear that Matt is still going at a job that he enjoys...

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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 7:05 PM
I too have always been impressed by the signs. At the DAFE event this year, Dick Knoebel said that some folks from Kennywood were in and wanted to hire him away. Dick said that Matt was too old to be changing jobs now :)

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