This was a multi-year collaboration between three artists, and includes mosaics created in residencies with students from all of the city's middle and high schools. Funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the New England Foundation for the Arts. Painted on the LynnArts Building, Lynn, MA.
Lynn Stories Mural
25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA
acrylic and glass mosaic 64'x 64'
Team of: David Fichter, Yetti Frenkel, Joshua C. Winer
JOSHUA C. WINER
LynnArts Wall before the mural
Images from top left:
Top left: Stone Tower in Lynn Woods
Stone Tower was built in 1936 for fire observation
portrait of Cyrus Tracy
Cyrus Tracy was a self trained botanist who formed the Explorer's circle, a group of naturalists who were instrumental in preserving Lynn Woods for future generations
Barred owl in Lynn Woods
Lynn Woods is a 2200 acre municipal park that was created to protect the water su
Portraits left to right:
Maria Mitchell was an astronomer who discovered a comet in 1847.
Frederick Douglas was an escaped slave who made his home in Lynn in the 1840's and wrote his famous book Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave while living in the city.
The Hutchinson Family Singers were a popular singing group who promoted abolitionism, women's rights, temperance, and
(Top) Charles H. Woodbury one of a group of artists known as the Lynn Beach Painters
Images down the far right side of the arch all feature Lynn Beach and Red Rock: children explore tide pools on a field trip to Red Rock, A hand holds a large Moon Snail, sandpipers, sneakers that are companion pieces to the moccasins on the left side of the mural, shells, and a beach rose.
Images in the arch:
Central Arch Images:
(Top left) General Electric
Lynn Workers Strike at GE, 1946
Immigrant family at dinner
Women factory workers
(top right) Lynn Fire of 1889.
In 1981 there was another great fire that destroyed many buildings in the area near where the North Shore Community College now stands.
Lynn Shoemaker's Strike of 1860
Cottage industry shoemakers
Worker using Jan
Lynn Stories Mural
Poems at the top of the mural
Bells of Lynn
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Borne on the evening wind
across the crimson twilight
O'er land and sea they rise and fall
O bells of Lynn!
by Vincent Ferrini
Your tools clicking a chorus of work
Turning leather into shoes
For the feet of the people
Laughter splitting the air!