“Harvesting Community”

Office of Cultural Affairs

City of New Haven, CT

Margaret Bodell  mmbodell@gmail.com

Vivian Nabeta  vnabeta@newhavenct.net


A 16 x 37 foot mural in the new Hill Central school cafeteria in New Haven. It is a mural that depicts a community celebrating the fruits of their labor, specifically in gardening, music, dance, art and family. A community united in the celebration of its cultural diversity makes for a healthier and safer society. Just like fresh vegetables  are an integral part of a great salad, so is a diverse multi-faceted people to a thriving community.

 Full color sketch

Full color sketch

 Finished Mural 16' x 37'

Finished Mural 16' x 37'

Completion was August 20, 2012

Team members:

Martin Armstrong, Margaret Bodell, Mike Dustin, Ben Ortiz, Jahmane West