Why is Principal Dovi Painting the Wall?


“Why is Mrs. Dovi painting the wall? Can I paint too?” – curious first grader.

Principal Theresa Dovi showed the rest of us how it’s done on Tuesday, dodging rain drops to help paint the mural after school.

Weather permitting, artist Sam Wisneski and a skeletal crew of 5-10 volunteers will continue to make touch-ups and finish the first coat of flat paint all week before dozens of volunteers execute the detail work on Saturday. The staff and faculty at PS 102 will form the core of volunteers after school. You can join us Saturday, with children as young as 3rd grade by your side. Principal Dovi set the tone by personally leading the way on Tuesday.

To date, more than 190 volunteers including students, parents, staff, faculty, and community residents have all touched the wall the last three weeks. This on top of the 100+ student submissions that shaped the mural content, and the efforts of the PTA Art Committee and the Storefront Art Center to design and facilitate the initiative since December.

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About ps102mural

PS 102 is a public elementary school in Brooklyn, New York, with 1,200 students in grades K-5. In 2011, our school administration, parents, students, faculty, and local artists and volunteers collaborated on a public art mural to celebrate our school's extraordinary diversity. Visit us online at http://ps102.org. View all posts by ps102mural

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