Becca Spence '21 Selected to Create Weston Rail Trail Mural
Becca Spence '21 was recently selected to design and paint a mural for the Church Street underpass of the Mass Central Rail Trail in Weston.
Earlier this year, the Weston Art and Innovation Center, in partnership with The Friends of the Legacy and Rail Trails (FLRT), issued a call for high school artists to submit proposals for murals to adorn two of the underpasses along the Mass Central Rail Trail in Weston.
Working with CSW visual art faculty member Alison Safford, Becca Spence ’21 submitted a proposal and was delighted to learn this spring that her proposal had been accepted! In her proposal, Becca shared her goal to “connect unity and diversity” to the beauty of Weston.” In her proposed design, “connected arms meld with Weston’s landscape and town to signify the importance of togetherness in the town.”
The selection committee for the mural project included representatives from The Weston High School Art Department, The Weston Art and Innovation Center, The Friends of the Legacy Rail Trail, The Weston Rail Trail Advisory Committee, and The Weston Historical Society, in addition to a local mural artist, who will be supervising the painting.
Becca’s work was selected for the Church Street underpass, pending approval from the state. The goal is to have the project completed by June.
This project will not be Becca’s first mural. Community members will recall that she was also the lead artist behind the Black Lives Matter mural that went up this past summer on the side of the Art Building.