We are very excited that one of the features of the new Cabot building will be a large glass tile mural, designed and created by your children! We’ve partnered with local artist David Fichter (who also collaborated with Angier and Zervas) to work with us throughout the year in order to complete and install the piece prior to Cabot’s reopening in fall 2019.

The mural’s theme will be Together, We Go Far. It will recognize the history of Cabot’s first 90 years, and look ahead to the next century of our community coming together to support each other, advance learning, and enrich the life experiences of all.

Part of the process will include students learning about artistic collaboration, working with peers and members of the community.  Upper grade students will work with Historic Newton to explore the history of Cabot School including its architecture, traditions, values, and diversity. Students will create images inspired by these concepts and David will integrate them in the final mural design.

In February, David will complete a 3-week residency at Cabot to construct the mural itself. Each student will have the opportunity to help fit tiles into the design. We will also organize community days, offering neighbors and alumni to be involved in the creation of the final piece.

The mural will be placed in the new Cabot’s main lobby, on what was an exterior wall of the original 1928 structure. This placement will be a perfect intersection of Cabot’s past, present, and future.

Throughout the year you will hear more about the project and how you can participate. We will be asking current Cabot families as well as the wider community for financial support to help offset the significant price tag of this project.

Have experience with submitting grant applications? Know a local business owner who might consider a financial donation? Want to help in the classroom during David’s residency? Please let us know!

Contact Ginny Richmond at cabotmural@gmail.com with any questions about the project.

To make a donation to the Cabot mural fund – click here