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Lisa Carter
279 Broadway

Title: Columbia Street Reflection
Date: 1982
Materials: Acrylic on masonry
Dimensions: 12' x 51'
Location: 279 Broadway at the intersection of Columbia Street

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Lisa Carter photographed neighborhood children and used them as models for this typical street scene. The children, trucks, and cars are painted as though they are moving toward the viewer, straight out of the mural.

There is a bit of magic in this otherwise realistic painting. Through the window of the building on the right hand side the neighborhood children are watching the balloon parade at the Cambridge River Festival, an annual event sponsored by the Cambridge Arts Council. A festival banner floats above.

A Boston resident, Carter studied at the Massachusetts College of Art, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio. She has taught at various institutions, including the Rhode Island School of Design, the Art Institute of Boston and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Carter has participated in many exhibitions of her work and has executed numerous mural commissions including work for the Boston MBTA Subway system, the Metropolitan District Commission, and Massport.

Commissioned through the Cambridge Arts Council's Public Art Program



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