Town Common is a Showcase for Student Artists

Back to Article
Back to Article

Town Common is a Showcase for Student Artists

Morgan Seghezzi, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Starting late last year, SHS honors and AP art students worked diligently at the task of painting a new box to protect the bronze elephant fountain located in the center of the Scituate Town Common.

This box is installed every year to protect Scituate’s historic elephants during the winter months. During the rest of the year, the elephant fountain is a showpiece for the Common, which is also known as Lawson Park. Used as the backdrop for many photos, including SHS prom pictures, this fountain was originally given to the town by Thomas Lawson during World War I, when the park was created.   

Art students put in a lot of hard work in order to make the box aesthetically interesting and presentable to the public. In fact, each side of the box was designed to represent a specific season. Vivid colors emphasize the winter season’s dark trees and blueish stars. A spring rainbow brings out a pop of color to contrast the bleak winter days. The beachy elephant portrays the excitement and casual atmosphere during warm summer days. Deep fall colors blend perfectly with bright colors on the autumn trees.

SHS art students did an amazing job with this project and created something very special for the public to enjoy.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Navigate Left
  • Town Common is a Showcase for Student Artists

    Features

    Farewell, SHS Seniors!

  • Town Common is a Showcase for Student Artists

    Entertainment

    Prom Frenzy: Top 10 Stressors

  • Town Common is a Showcase for Student Artists

    News

    SHS Junior Jack Kimball Earns Second Place in Will McDonough Writing Contest

  • Town Common is a Showcase for Student Artists

    Opinions

    Fields Project is a Positive Step Toward Equity

  • Town Common is a Showcase for Student Artists

    Features

    Consider Volunteering at the Animal Shelter

  • Town Common is a Showcase for Student Artists

    Features

    190 Students Reported Absent on “Senior Skip Day”

  • Town Common is a Showcase for Student Artists

    Sports & Wellness

    Anja Soltesz: Making SHS History through Rugby

  • Town Common is a Showcase for Student Artists

    Opinions

    Problem with Boeing’s 737 Max 8 Series Has Broad Implications

  • Town Common is a Showcase for Student Artists

    Features

    Coffee Clash: Best Spot in Scituate?

  • Town Common is a Showcase for Student Artists

    Top Stories

    Senioritis Strikes SHS Student Population

Navigate Right
Town Common is a Showcase for Student Artists