900 Lafayette Boulevard, Bridgeport, CT // Lafayette Hall

Amy Bartell and the Mural Project

The Mural Project began in March, 1996. The Women's Commission at the University of New Hampshire solicited Amy E. Bartell to reproduce one of her original works of art as a mural to celebrate Woman Suffrage. Amy had done smaller murals, but to that date nothing of the size and scope of this piece. The mural was created in the student union and measured 9' by 13'.

students and staff at work on the mural

The artwork took approximately 2 weeks to complete. During her stay on campus, Amy had opportunities to speak with student groups, provide workshops, and offer interviews to local press. She became intrigued with public art and the power it possesses to inspire, provoke and educate. Amy had long offered reproductions of her work to an international audience in poster form. However, this "hands-on" experience fueled a desire to spend more time on campuses working with youth; it left her with a sense of urgency to create bold, beautiful, political murals for other university groups. Thus, the Mural Project was born...and continues.

These murals are indoor reproductions of any of her original pieces of art. While at HCC, Amy will be producing her work, "Peace Signs" and hopes to enlist students and staff to work right along side her on this project.

See a photo progression of the project...