Artist Selected for Brook Street School Mural

Capstone Community Action’s Head Start Program has hired an artist to design and paint an original mural in Barre. Inspired by children’s literature, the mural will be on the street-facing retaining wall at Capstone’s Brook Street School. The artist, Jeremy Jarvis, was selected last month through an open call conducted earlier this year. 

The goal was to find an artist that could not only create a visually stunning mural, but also facilitate an immersive experience for the community. The review committee comprised of Head Start parents, Brook Street neighborhood residents, and Capstone staff were unanimous in their choice. During his 20 years of experience with painting murals, Jeremy has worked extensively with non-profits and created opportunities for community involvement with his murals. He has a long history of bringing people together of all ages and backgrounds, leading them into conversations while painting and breaking down barriers. 

As part of the project, Jeremy will mentor a local artist who has an interest in gaining experience with community murals. The result goes beyond a shared experience of creating art together; it creates meaningful connections between people that otherwise may not interact with each other.

Interview with Jeremy

Jeremy Jarvis' Website

Artist Jeremy Jarvis assists a young child with painting a community mural. 
A large mural of two children holding and looking up at a dahlia flower, with a background of blues and lavender circles. It covers the end of a large arched building.

The Brook Street Mural Project has been made possible by a grant from the Vermont Arts Council.

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