The Mural Awakens

As a fitting tribute to the school that will soon become their alma mater, Setauket Elementary School sixth-graders lent their artistic talents to create a large mural in one of the hallways of the building.

With the help of art teacher Maria Maritato and visiting artist and retired Three Village art teacher Frank Marangiello, the grade level created a mural based on Vincent van Gogh’s famous painting “Starry Night.” For their piece, which was called “Starry Night, the Mural Awakens,” the students added personal touches to the original, including incorporating hidden characters from the Star Wars franchises in camouflaged locations.
The sixth-grade mural project has become a tradition at the school and annually every sixth-grader has the chance to paint a part of the artistic creation.