Town Common is a Showcase for Student Artists

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Town Common is a Showcase for Student Artists

Morgan Seghezzi, Staff Writer

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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.

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