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Habitats of Ipswich   |   Further the Dream: the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   |   Growth Rings: The Ivan G. Smith Elementary School Mural 2014   |   Trees and Their Eco-systems Through the Seasons (2014)   |   The Ward School Dolphin Murals   |   How Does Your Garden Grow - The Lawrence Elementary School Mural Project (2011)   |   Building Peace, One Piece At A Time   |   World Feast   |   Changing Seasons   |   Story Garden Mural   |   Love of Learning   |   Gather Around, And I\'ll Tell You A Story   |   Building Bridges-The Millennium Mural   |   Kenneth Coombs Heritage   |   Longfellow Elementary   |   Martin Elementary   |   Richmond Stories   |   Ambrose School Mural   |   Cambridge Friends School Murals   |   Chandler School Mural   |   Eliot School Mural   |   Fiske School- Gateway To Learning   |   Frost School Murals, Lawrence MA   |   Noyes School Mural   |   We Have A Dream   |   West Newton School Mural   |   World Journey
Habitats of Ipswich
   8 ft. X 36 ft.   Winthrop Elementary School, Ipswich MA    [Acrylic on Dibond Panels]
This student mural was created during a residency by all students in the school (grades K-4). The theme was the habitats of Ipswich, which included the Ipswich River, salt marshes, Crane's Beach, gardens, and forests, broken down by grade level. It is mounted on the outside of the school facing a brand new playground.
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Further the Dream: the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
   20' X 100'   King and King Open Schools, Cambridge, MA    [Acrylic paint on MDO panels]
Further the Dream is an exterior mural on panels with a contoured irregular top, that wraps around an entrance ramp to the school, next to a community playground. The mural design was created through 8 workshops with four students design teams from grades 5,6,7, and 8. The mural was painted by all students (K-8), along with parents and teachers in the King School and the King Open School during a 70 day residency. The theme of the mural is the life of Dr. King and the history of the Civil Rights movement.
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Growth Rings: The Ivan G. Smith Elementary School Mural 2014
   8 ft. X 28 ft.   Ivan G. Smith Elementary School, Danvers, MA    [Acrylic paint on dibond panels]
The theme of this mural residency at the Smith Elementary School, was growth, change, and evolution in students and nature. The school is nestled on the edge of a wetlands nature preserve. Students made drawings about their school and their natural surroundings with the art teacher Laura Marotta. The artist wove these together into a mural design reflecting the idea of growth and change.
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Trees and Their Eco-systems Through the Seasons (2014)
   10ft. X 40 ft.   Greenfield Elementary School, Greenfield New Hampshire    [Mixed media- Glass mosaic and acrylic paint]
This is a mixed media mural at the entrance to Greenfield Elementary School in New Hampshire, combining glass tile and painted backgrounds created by students (K-4), teachers, parents and others. Each grade level focused their drawings on a different New Hampshire tree, with a large red oak being the center piece.The project was supported by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the Greenfield PTO.
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The Ward School Dolphin Murals
   6 dolphins (app. 4'X8' each)   Ward Elementary School, Newton MA    [mural cutouts on dibond and mosaics on hardiebacker]
The Ward School Dolphin Murals are located on three walls of a stairway landing. There are six dolphins swimming and leaping up and around the stairs and each dolphin represents a different grade level. Images inside the dolphins were drawn by students in each grade level under the guidance of the school art teacher. The ocean is represented by wave like shapes created in glass mosaic. All of the cutouts are mounted on the walls painted by on a community paint day.
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How Does Your Garden Grow - The Lawrence Elementary School Mural Project (2011)
   16 ft X 24 ft.   Lawrence Elementary School, Brookline, MA    [Acrylic on MDO Panels]
This was a mural residency (grades K-8) based on the theme of gardens. It incorporated images drawn by students of gardens in different seasons, as well as images that reflect on the multi-cultural diversity of the students. The mural was installed by parents and staff on an exterior wall of the school as a backdrop to the school garden.
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Building Peace, One Piece At A Time
      Antrim Elementary School, Antrim, New Hampshire    [Acrylic paint on canvas glued to wallboard.]
Building Peace One Piece At a Time was a collaboration with the students of the Antrim Elementary School. The overall design is based on a giant quilt being sewn together by the students and their teachers. Within the patches of the quilt are various images reflecting on the town of Antrim as well as social movements such as the Civil Rights movement that worked for peace.
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World Feast
   14' X 60'   Freeman Centennial Elementary School, Norfolk, MA    [Acrylic on walls, doors and panels]
The mural design, created by core teams of students from grades 3-6, utilized the theme of food to connect periods of history and culture that were part of the social studies curriculum. The mural covered the entire back wall of the cafeteria/gym with a giant table which was also a timeline. People eating at the table represent early Native Americans, Americans during the colonial period, medieval Europeans, and immigrant cultures from different periods.
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Changing Seasons
   4 ft. X 12 ft. (2 parts)   Beals Early Learning Center    [acrylic paint on stretched canvas panels]
Based on drawings made by the kindergarten and first grade students, this mural depicts seasonal images from a child's perspective.
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Story Garden Mural
   8 ft. X 50 ft. (walls, benches, and ceiling)   Maria Hastings Elem. School, 7 Crosby Rd., Lexington, MA    [Acrylic paint on walls and benches.]
The Story Garden Mural was an extremely detailed mural, that included the walls, benches, doors and ceilings that wrapped around the school library. The theme was an imaginary garden of stories come to life, based on various children's books, especially ones with a garden connection. The designs were created by students from grades K-5. The finished mural includes miniature doors and gates that actually open, revealing tiny storybook scenes, making the mural interactive.
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Love of Learning
      Maria Hastings Elem. School, 7 Crosby Rd., Lexington, MA    [Acrylic paint on block.]
Love of Learning-A Community of Learners was the first of two large murals the artist created with the students of this school.
The artist worked with several design teams of older students (4th and 5th grades) who brainstormed the theme of learning and developed the designs. All students in the school participated in the painting. The mural wall is located in the gym.
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Gather Around, And I'll Tell You A Story
   10 ft. X 70 ft.   Kane Elementary School, Marlborough, MA    [Acrylic on block walls and doors.]
Gather Around and I'll Tell You A Story is a school mural that transforms a bus lobby into a room about storytelling from different cultures around the world. It was a collaboration with 3rd students, who made drawings and designs based on the theme and then painted it directly on to the wall.
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Building Bridges-The Millennium Mural
   7 sections, each 8ft. X 10 ft.   The Bridge Elementary School, Lexington, MA    [Acrylic on mdo panels]
Building Bridges-The Millennium Mural was created in 2000 with the students and staff of the Bridge Elementary School. The theme of building bridges was broken down into 7 sub-themes each of which filled a separate niche on the front of the school. The sub-themes were: bridges to learning, to the town of Lexington, to Boston, to history, to art, to nature, science and the future. There was also a bridge of friendship created by kindergarteners.
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Kenneth Coombs Heritage
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Longfellow Elementary
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Martin Elementary
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Richmond Stories
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Ambrose School Mural
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Cambridge Friends School Murals
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Chandler School Mural
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Eliot School Mural
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Fiske School- Gateway To Learning
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Frost School Murals, Lawrence MA
      Frost School, Lawrence MA    [Acrylic paint on canvas panels]
In 1987 and 1988, the artist was an artist-in-resident at the Frost School in Lawrence, MA. Students (7th and 8th grade) created a mural titled "Lawrence: Yesterday and Today" on stretched canvas panels about the rich immigrant history of the city of Lawrence. The mural was temporarily exhibited at the Lawrence Heritage State Park Visitors Center. During the 2nd year residency, 4th grade students created a mural based on the poetry of school namesake Robert Frost, who lived in Lawrence. Older students interpreted the poetry of Garcia Lorca and Pablo Neruda into another mural.
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Noyes School Mural
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We Have A Dream
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West Newton School Mural
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World Journey
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Habitats of Ipswich   |   Further the Dream: the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   |   Growth Rings: The Ivan G. Smith Elementary School Mural 2014   |   Trees and Their Eco-systems Through the Seasons (2014)   |   The Ward School Dolphin Murals   |   How Does Your Garden Grow - The Lawrence Elementary School Mural Project (2011)   |   Building Peace, One Piece At A Time   |   World Feast   |   Changing Seasons   |   Story Garden Mural   |   Love of Learning   |   Gather Around, And I'll Tell You A Story   |   Building Bridges-The Millennium Mural   |   Kenneth Coombs Heritage   |   Longfellow Elementary   |   Martin Elementary   |   Richmond Stories   |   Ambrose School Mural   |   Cambridge Friends School Murals   |   Chandler School Mural   |   Eliot School Mural   |   Fiske School- Gateway To Learning   |   Frost School Murals, Lawrence MA   |   Noyes School Mural   |   We Have A Dream   |   West Newton School Mural   |   World Journey
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