Quincy Elementary School unveils ‘Living Seasons’ art

By Ling-Mei Wong

 

The Josiah Quincy Elementary School unveiled new artwork “The Living Seasons” at its Oak Street living wall on Nov. 20.

Second graders at the Josiah Quincy Elementary School sang “What a Wonderful World” on Nov. 19 at the school’s unveiling of “The Living Seasons” mosaics. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

Second graders at the Josiah Quincy Elementary School sang “What a Wonderful World” on Nov. 19 at the school’s unveiling of “The Living Seasons” mosaics. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

Local artist Christos Hamawi designed four seasonal mosaics, based on student artwork depicting their favorite aspect of different seasons. Spring, summer and fall are represented, with the winter mosaic scheduled for Dec. 21.

Local artist Christos Hamawi. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

Local artist Christos Hamawi. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

“We have diverse faculty and students who come from every corner of the world,” Hamawi said. “They teach me more than I teach them.”

Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.

Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.

Second graders sang “What a Wonderful World” with participants. Principal Simon Ho appreciated the project’s sponsors, which included Tufts Medical Center and District 2 city councilor Bill Linehan.

“The Living Seasons” by Christos Hamawi depict spring, summer and fall. Winter will be unveiled Dec. 21. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

“The Living Seasons” by Christos Hamawi depict spring, summer and fall. Winter will be unveiled Dec. 21. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

The school is involved in asthma research with Tufts Medical Center. “We’re happy to support the school and participate in this project,” said Michael Wagner, interim president and CEO of Tufts Medical Center.

Michael Wagner, interim president and CEO of Tufts Medical Center. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

Michael Wagner, interim president and CEO of Tufts Medical Center. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

The living wall of plants opened to the public in May 2012 with benches.

District 2 city councilor Bill Linehan. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

District 2 city councilor Bill Linehan. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

“This is a beautiful little corner,” Linehan said. “To turn cement into a living wall is a really great and cool idea.”

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About Ling-Mei Wong 黃靈美

Editor of the Sampan, the only bilingual Chinese-English newspaper in New England 舢舨報紙總編輯。舢舨是全紐英倫唯一的中英雙語雙週報。
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