Schools and Libraries
June 18, 2013
Long Beach High School students in Joanne Harvey’s ceramics and creative crafts classes participated in a project called “Beautification After Sandy,” in cooperation with local businesses and Project 11561. Students painted ceramic tiles for a mural that will be installed on the side of Friendly Deli on New York Avenue, welcoming visitors to the West End of Long Beach. Local artist Lisa Tangney-Mascolo visited the high school to work with the students to paint and glaze the tiles for the mural. The tiles and supplies were donated through the joint efforts of Earth Arts, Seaside Celebrations and other local businesses.
“It was truly amazing to see how many students were interested in taking part of this event,” said Ms. Harvey. “A group of students who currently live in the West End really took ownership of the project, working meticulously over every detail. Being a Long Beach native myself, I am so proud of my students and proud to be a part of this event. I am looking forward to the unveiling of the installed mural in mid-July.”
The project was undertaken with the joint support of Superintendent of Schools David Weiss and Dr. Dale Johanson, the district’s director of comprehensive arts.