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  • Our Garden Mosaic Benches, Umana Middle School Academy, Gretchen Schneider
  • Our Garden Mosaic Benches, Umana Middle School Academy, Gretchen Schneider
  • Our Garden Mosaic Benches, Umana Middle School Academy, Gretchen Schneider
  • Our Garden Mosaic Benches, Umana Middle School Academy, Gretchen Schneider
  • Our Garden Mosaic Benches, Umana Middle School Academy, Gretchen Schneider
  • Our Garden Mosaic Benches, Umana Middle School Academy, Gretchen Schneider
  • Our Garden Mosaic Benches, Umana Middle School Academy, East Boston, by Gretchen Schneider
  • Our Garden Mosaic Benches, Umana Middle School Academy, East Boston, by Gretchen Schneider
  • Our Garden Mosaic Benches (close-up of tiles)

Our Garden Mosaic Benches

Artist:

Gretchen Schneider

Location:

Central Square, Meridian St. and Trenton St.  

Location

Central Square, Meridian St. and Trenton St.
United States
42° 22' 39.432" N, 71° 2' 21.9552" W

Neighborhood:

East Boston

Type:

Mosaic

Year:

2010

Medium:

Mixed media

Collection:

Funders:

Description:

Our Garden is a community/school garden whose plots center on a concrete space that has been reconceived to make it a neighborhood sitting area and, when required, an  outdoor classroom. The space is now adorned with eight concrete benches whose seats are covered in colorful mosaic images of garden fruits and vegetables, and in a nod to the garden’s portside location, the image of a tugboat. The mosaics’ subjects were suggested by youth from the Umana Middle School and the Environmental Chelsea Creek Crew (E3C). The designs were executed by the architect/artist, Gretchen Schneider. The benches were installed in 2010.

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