Plymouth Students Create Colorful Mural Under Bridge

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — What was once a plain old bridge is now a colorful work of art thanks to a group of students at Plymouth North High School.

It's part of the school's Art in the Community program, and art teacher Lauren Jezierski tells WBZ NewsRadio's Suzanne Sausville it was a partnership with the town—which gave them plenty of canvas to work with.

"We were given freedom to come up with kind of whatever we wanted, and the kids were mostly inspired by being so close to the ocean," Jezierski said. "It's supposed to represent a journey through Plymouth."

The bridge now has lobsters, waves, cranberries, and a compass painted on it.

Jezierski said the Art in the Community program is a way for students to positively impact the community through art.

"The students have a canvas that's not just in the classroom, but it could be on a trash can in their math teacher's room, or it could be on a walk down by the ocean," she said. "It gives them this incredible opportunity to give back to the community, but it gives them this voice, it gives them this outlet."

About a dozen students participated, including Caitlyn, who is a senior.

"It was really dreary, and now it's very bright and colorful," she said. "Walking past it and being like, 'Wow, I was a part of this creation' is just a really neat feeling."

Sydney, a senior, said it makes her feel more connected to the community.

"For years, I'm gonna walk by and be like, 'Wow, I participated in that,' and I helped make Plymouth prettier," she said.

This was the school's third mural in town. The first was in the skate park, and they plan to go back there next year to paint another one.

WBZ NewsRadio's Suzanne Sausville (@wbzSausville) reports

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