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Artist Sidewalk Sam works with Boston schoolchildren to create a mural
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[Sidewalk Sam works with students on a mural]
Original Airdate: 5/14/1990

Length: 00:02:31
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones reports that Robert Guillemin (artist), also known as "Sidewalk Sam," is working with elementary-school students to create a mural to celebrate Boston's ethnic diversity. Jones notes that the mural will hang in the Grand Concourse of South Station. He adds that the mural will be two stories tall and that it is made up of 30,000 personal drawings by children and students. Jones reports that Guillemin is known as an "outdoor artist." Jones' report include footage of Guillemin talking to students about the mural and working with them in the classroom. Students sit together as they work on drawings for the mural. Jones interviews Shawna Schurko (fourth grade student, Hurley School), who talks about her drawing for the mural. Jones notes that Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston) has endorsed the mural project. Jones' report includes footage of Flynn visiting the classroom and talking to individual students about their drawings. Flynn says that the mural promotes peace and unity in the city. Jones reports that volunteers at Roxbury Community College are putting the mural together. He notes that it will be unveiled to the public tomorrow. Jones' report also features footage of volunteers working on the mural at Roxbury Community College. This tape includes additional footage of Guillemin and students working on the mural and footage of volunteers at Roxbury Community College putting together the mural.

Contributor : Reporter
Marcus Jones
Format : Tape 7276   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 107039 
VHS cassette 106238 
Betacam cassette 106237 
digital betacam cassette 106236 

Subject : Keywords
Art and artists
School buildings and classrooms

Subject : Personal Names
Flynn, Raymond
Guillemin, Robert (Sidewalk Sam)
Jones, Marcus
Schurko, Shawna

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Roxbury Community College

Type : Genre
News - Television

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