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Student Artists Bring Plainville High School To Life Via Mural

A group of Plainville High School students shared their time and artistic talent culminating in a mural depicting student life at the high school. The mural, comprised of six eight by four foot panels, was installed in the entrance to the newly renovated 400 hallway and staircase in the high school this past fall.

The mural concept and design was created through a series of conversations and planning coordinated by Plainville High School Art Instructor, Mario Pires, and Principal Greg Ziogas. After the design was developed, Pires facilitated the mural creation, completed by a group of students who volunteered their time to draw and paint the mural on the panels. According to Pires, the design, through visual imagery, illustrates the life of the student body at the high school, from athletics to school activities, graduation and more. The vibrantly decorated panels spell out "DEVILS", the school's mascot. "The mural project was a rewarding experience for the PHS students and myself. After the school renovation project, Principal Greg Ziogas and I worked on a plan to highlight the student body here at Plainville High School. I would like to thank all those who helped in making this mural project possible. Hopefully, there will be more to come," said Pires.

PHS student volunteers Nicole Hogan, Holly Freeman, Tricia Sunderland-Drezek, Mina Saengdara, Forrest Zirpolo, Siamara Perry-Perez, Sandra Reyes, Adrian Toporski, Brittany White, Jamie Mills, and Johanna Duran Ceballo volunteered more than 130 hours to complete the project.

"The mural and the contribution to Plainville High School will be remembered for many years to come. I would like to thank Mr. Pires and all of his students for contributing to Plainville High School in such a significant way," said Plainville High School Principal, Greg Ziogas.

-Posted on March 30, 2010 at 02:53 PM

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