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Belmont students design artwork for MBTA's Alewife Station

Posted by Brock Parker  October 2, 2012 03:17 PM

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Artwork created by Belmont students has been permanently installed at the Alewife MBTA station in Cambridge. Photo courtesy the MBTA.

Artwork created by students from two Belmont Schools has been installed as a permanent exhibit at the MBTA’s Alewife T station in Cambridge.

The month long art project overseen by Emily Reed of the Belmont After School Enrichment Program includes 324 tiles that were each painted by students in the program from the Chenery Middle and Burbank Elementary schools. Teachers from the after school program assisted.

artpanels.jpgThe students painted designs on each tile, and the colors of each tile were coordinated to create a unique design, according to the after school program and the MBTA.

The colorful design was broken up onto two bus-way panels at the MBTA station and covered with a layer of anti-graffiti coating to ensure any vandalism could be cleaned off.

Acting MBTA General Manager Jonathan Davis will thank the students for their work Friday, Oct. 5, at 4 p.m. at the Alewife station.

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