Broome County Dog Shelter mural

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Some SUNY Broome art students got out their brushes and helped a local animal shelter complete an unfinished art project.

A mural painted on a wooden fence outside the Broome County Dog Shelter has been completed.

15 students from David Zeggert’s Editorial Illustration class took individual panels from the 110 foot long barrier and decorated them with images of dogs and places of cultural significance in our area.

Earlier this year, students from Chenango Valley and Whitney Point high schools painted the first half of the fence.

County officials then put out a plea for volunteers to do the rest.

SUNY Broome Vice President Francis Battisti says the project was a great opportunity for applied learning. “Our students had to work with a client, in this case it was the county, to come up with an approved design, work within design specifications, and deliver the product on time.  So, in a very real world way, this project prepared our students for future success in their careers.”

The final panel of the fence contains a tribute to the 3 groups of students that worked on the overall project.

Sections of the fence were removed and taken to the campus so that the students could paint them indoors.

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