Fairfield Parking Authority celebrates the artistic work of students at the city center train station
Fairfield, CT – The Parking Authority of Fairfield recently hosted a ceremony at the downtown train station to showcase the second phase of Fairfield Public School student artwork created for the two stations.
The first phase of the project was completed last spring when artwork from students at Fairfield Ludlowe High School (FLHS) was displayed inside the train station bound for New York. The second phase features artwork created by students from Fairfield Warde High School (FWHS) that are displayed inside the station bound for New Haven.
Parking Authority Members Elise McKay and Nelson Heumann, First Selectman Mike Tetreau, District Arts Department Coordinator for Fairfield Public Schools Michele Hermsen, FWHS Art Teacher Margaret Capron, proud parents and many Fans attended the ceremony to celebrate the FWHS students.
The student artists are:
Megan Henry “Mohegan Lake”
Ethan Larkin “Fairfield Farmers Market”
Sam Walker “Fairfield Golf”
James Wray “Dinner at Fairfield”
Additionally, student artist Abby McCabe created the Enriching Education design.
The Fairfield parking authority had asked Michele Hermsen, district art department coordinator for Fairfield Public Schools, if it would be possible to create works of art for students to display at the center station. -city. As a result, four talented students in Margaret Capron’s digital illustration class took on the challenge of creating pieces that reflected their vision of unique aspects of the town of Fairfield.
Elise McKay, former President of the Parking Authority, spoke at the ceremony, saying, “So many people pass through Fairfield Station every day, so it’s a great place to display public art. Collaborating with student artists in our public schools seemed obvious and we appreciate the extra effort Michelle and Margaret put in to bring this project to fruition.
Ms. Hermsen expressed her appreciation for the wonderful collaboration and support of the City, noting how her partnership with schools has helped make this project a great success.
First Selectman Tetreau congratulated the students and said, “I can’t think of a better place than the downtown Fairfield train station to showcase this incredible art that exemplifies the essence of what makes our city so vital and unique. I am so proud of all of our talented students whose work is a major contribution to the arts and culture scene in Fairfield. I also want to thank our dedicated teachers, school administrators and parents for helping our students reach their full potential.
Photo shows: First Selectman Mike Tetreau, Megan Henry, an FWHS junior, Margaret Capron, FWHS art teacher and Ethan Larkin, an FWHS senior.