Project Information

In the fall of 1999, IS 293 and college students from New York University came together in an educational exchange and collaborative mural project. The result was "Scene Through the Fence," a 16 foot high mural that stretches the full 125 feet of a formerly-graffitied schoolyard wall. The imagery integrates themes important to the youth: open mindedness, love and friendship. With this project, NYU made its first foray into introducing their art students to community service; Brooklyn youth had the opportunity to attend an NYU Public Art seminar; and NYU students began (and will continue) volunteering at IS 293's new Arts Academy.