The Sister Cities of New Britain Mural is the culmination of a year’s worth of work for 3 high school students. Gleidymar Rivera, Jessica Yanez, and Elizabeth Rivera designed and painted the 30 foot long mural to represent the heritages of the sister cities while showing their link to New Britain.
Under the supervision of Oake Meise-Munns, a graduate student at Central Connecticut State University, the students came up with a concept for the mural and sketched it on a poster. They then blew it up and put it on parachute cloth under the supervision of CCSU art professor, Jerry Butler. Once painting began they were joined by local artist Vaughn Downes, who helped the girls paint and change some design elements of the mural.
It will be hung on September 21, 2013 on the building belonging to Les. Majewski at the corner of Main Street and Columbus Boulevard.