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“Fishing City” Artwork Displayed At State Pier

Students unveil mural at State Pier in New Bedford. (Photo by Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media)


Young people enrolled in the Mayor’s Summer Youth Enrichment Program have created a giant-sized piece of art that’s currently hanging on the State Pier Terminal  building in New Bedford. Its a 15-foot high ceramic underwater scene.

A team of ten students from area high schools worked with artist Kim Barry over six weeks to create the “Fishing City”: mural..  Student  Israel Rosa said the work was hard and he thought the project would never be completed, but finally it was.

Barry called the students “hard-working and creative.”  She gave them an A-plus grade for their efforts and said the real lesson for the teens was they learned how to work together.

During a ceremony at the State Pier on Thursday evening, Mayor Jon Mitchell said New Bedford has a great history with the arts, and the works of local artists should be displayed throughout the city, even on the waterfront.

The Mayor’s Summer Youth Enrichment Programs offers younger teens the chance to take part in community service projects , in exchange for a small stipend.





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