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HAS Students Create Nonviolence Mural for Weaver High School
Students in Assistant Professor Natacha Poggio’s Design Global Change class in the Hartford Art School have created a nonviolence mural for Weaver High School that will be unveiled on Saturday, Jan. 19, as part of Martin Luther King Weekend observances.
This is the second nonviolence mural that students of Poggio have created. In 2010, students in Poggio’s Design Global Change class painted a mural on the wall of an Albany Avenue church.
Both that mural and the new Weaver High School mural were created in collaboration with the CT Center for Nonviolence, and each of the murals depicts one of Dr. King’s Six Principles of Nonviolence.
The new, portable mural will be displayed at the Culinary Arts Academy at Weaver High School in Hartford. The mural was created by HAS students Brett Pinedo, Hannah Pieragostini, and Mary-Ann Zykin.
“The mural will be a permanent fixture at Weaver and will serve as an everyday reminder of the positive actions being taken to make the community a safer and better place for everyone to live,” according to a press release from the CT Center for Nonviolence.
On Saturday (Jan. 19), the mural will be unveiled at the beginning of a “Hartford’s Got Talent” showcase at Weaver High School that is being presented in honor of Martin Luther King Day. The program will begin at 6 p.m., with a pre-show reception at 5 p.m.
Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information about Saturday’s event at Weaver High School, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Matt at 860.874.2114.