Clark/Canal Community Kids' Murals at The River Garden

Monoprint by Paula Wright

The photo above depicts some of the murals hanging on a fence on Clark Street for the Community Association's Street Fair on August 23.

Throughout September, visitors to the Robt. H. Gibson River Garden, at 157 Main St. in Brattleboro, will be treated to the artistic handiwork of children from the Clark/Canal Street neighborhood, who painted a series of portable murals this past summer under the supervision of mural specialist Terry Sylvester. These colorfully expressive banners were created as part of the Art in the Neighborhood program, which was founded with a grant from the Wolf Kahn-Emily Mason Foundation and with additional assistance from downtown banks and businesses. The Arts Council of Windham County is the program's fiscal sponsor.

Peggy's Place Mural

The mural "Peggy's Place" refers to the summer lunch program of the Clark/Canal Community Association run by community volunteer Peggy Longueil at the Agape Fellowship hall on Canal Street.

In addition to group mural painting, the Clark/Canal children created individual paintings and drawings with artist and Art in the Neighborhood founder and director Mollie Burke. For more information on the program please contact Burke at mburke@sover.net.

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