Annual Welcome Week Service Project

Welcome the newest piece to our street art gallery! Go to Champs on Main/Front Street in Binghamton & check out the most recent addition to our neighborhood. This is the fourth year I have partnered with Binghamton University Welcome Week Service Project to engage incoming undergrad freshman early in their academic career; completely painted by them after an intense workshop-style-session designed and led by Bruce Greig & assisted by Tess Zizak; Tess was a student of mine in ART230; an undergrad art class on mural making & management. Special thank you to Johnny Burns and Peter Nardone for the continued support of these projects & a warm thank you to all the other hands and minds that make huge projects like these possible! What do you think, do you want to see more?

Painted as part of a 2-day workshop sponsored by Binghamton University’s Welcome Week Service Project. 25 freshman, two days, one beautiful mural! Located at Ann McGuinness Elementary School in Endicott, NY.

Another mural from the Welcome Week Project, this site was lead by Bruce Greig located at the Binghamton Zoo. Special thank you to Cindy Blackman for her help!

Painted after I taught a 2-day workshop sponsored by Binghamton University’s Welcome Week Service Project. 25 freshman, two days, one beautiful mural! Located at Ann McGuinness Elementary School in Endicott, NY.

Another mural at the Binghamton Zoo, see caption of previous photo!

Year two of Welcome Week Service Project located at the floodwall riverwalk in downtown. 23 freshmen, 2 teaching muralists, 1 mural highlighting local icons.

Welcome Week Service Project II from 2015, my students painting a mural on the floodwall after taking a mural painting workshop from Bruce and I.

Thank you Cindy Blackman for the design. This is the Binghamton Zoo Welcome Week 1 Project 2014 with the University.

Description

The Welcome Week Service Project is part of Binghamton University’s Roadmap to Premier and will host its third program in the summer of 2016. Approximately 125 incoming freshman will be given the opportunity to volunteer for two days at local community agencies. Participating students will be placed at different community sites based on their preferences indicated prior to the project dates. Students will assist the community agencies with appropriate projects and tasks over a two day period.