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The Summer Apprentice Program concluded with the Trellised Bench Project in the Lot at Chapel Street. The purpose of the 11th Annual Summer Apprenticeship was to introduce New Haven Public High School students to the execution of a civic project through conceptual and practical lectures and workshops dealing with the design, fabrication, and installation of a series of Trellised Benches,a modular shaded seating and planter system for an urban garden. In keeping with contemporary environmental issues and the aesthetic of artist Alison Williams’ installation “Homage to Guerilla Gardening,” currently on view in Artspace’s public lot on Chapel Street, the Trellised Bench was constructed using discarded/repurposed/ recycled materials, all from the New Haven area.

Here are some images from the program and the ribbon cutting ceremony that followed.

 

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