Indoor Activity Develops Outdoor Imagery for Mystic River Mural Panels

Thanks to David Fichter, one morning in August 2018 I got to visit the Mystic River Mural team at work in the Mystic Activity Center.  Their focus for that summer was mushrooms and fungi. My photos from a few moments hint at the numerous hours of planning, researching, sketching, designing, projecting, shaping, painting and much much more by teens and adults involved in the project. Outdoor explorations along the river were key features of the project, but indoor studio time was key to creating the mural panels added to the ongoing mural outdoors along Mystic Avenue.

Indoors:  

Outdoors: 

  • “Since 1996 David Fichter and local youth have produced between 6-9 4′ x 8′ panels, many with cutouts above.  And each year our partner Mass Highways gets them up on the retaining wall of I-93 along Mystic Avenue.”  (quote from Somerville Arts Council statement about The Mural)

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Repaired panel from earlier year with climate-change theme:

Background and Context:

MYSTIC RIVER MURAL PROJECT IS AN IMPRESSIVE ONGOING STORY*

Mural Process for Mystic River Mural Project on David Fichter’s website

Link to YouTube video: Eco-Mural: Mystic River Mural, Somerville, MA, USA

“We Are All Connected” Mystic River Watershed, MA Anne S. Katzeff

*my post from Art Outdoors in Sept. 2018 with overview and links about the Mystic River Mural Project

3 comments

  1. Commenting as deborahlee713
    This comment appeared on a photo, but I would like it to be more visible so copied here.

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    profk2019-06-26 20:41:20
    The mural is a beautiful on-going public art piece in a neighborhood where I used to live. I had the honor and pleasure of working on the mural one year. Check out the blog post I wrote about it!
    https://www.askdesign.biz/blog/2013/04/we-are-all-connected/

    deborahlee7132019-06-28 19:41:46
    Thank you, Anne, for this supportive enriching comment. I hope that my readers check out your post about your own experience with the Mystic River Mural Project!
    WILD CHEERS,
    Deb

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