My New Rochelle

Project Description

Through a partnership with the New Rochelle Arts Council and New Rochelle School District, Groundswell facilitated the collaborative research, design, and creation of a public art piece in New Rochelle. The program engaged student participants in activities that generated ideas, images, and themes that built on the theme “My New Rochelle.” Groundswell artists led students through activities for developing the imagery including group brainstorming, creating collages, and free sketching. The team created a design based on New Rochelle High School’s emblem based on the fleur-de-lis. Hands extend outward as colorful shapes fly out of their grasp. In the shapes are youth engaging in art, community service, and sports. 

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Fun Facts

Fun Fact
Fleur-de-lis is French for “lily flower.”
Question about the Mural
How many different activities can you count being depicted in the mural?
New Rochelle was established in 1688 as “la Nouvelle-Rochelle.”