Raw Art Works’ “Good 2 Go” Present West Lynn Mural Ideas

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3/3/2016 – by Seth Albaum

Raw Art Works Good 2 Go

Good 2 Go Team members: Bedelyn Dabel – Classical Jeremy Cheam – Classical Anthonie Cruz – English Angel DeLeon – English Raymond Carela – Lynn Tech Austin Jagodynski – English Joshua Bonifaz – KIPP Academy Manuel Ortega – KIPP Academy Alexander Rabuffo – Swampscott High School – Bruce Orr – RAW Staff

This evening, the Good 2 Go Team from Raw Art Works presented community mural designs at a meeting hosted by One Community, One Voice in Union Hall on Exchange Street downtown.

The Good 2 Go crew split into groups of three to work on and present different prototype designs to hang on a stretch of corragated metal fence at the end of Neptune Street Court, along the long-discontinued Saugus Branch Railroad.

Each design was met with applause and some feedback that will be incorporated into the eventual mural.

Lisa Wallace

Lisa Wallace
One Community, One Voice

Through a Lynn Cultural Council grant, Lisa Wallace of One Community, One Voice, working with Clay Larson of Bike to the Sea, hired the group of youth artists, who are paid, to enliven the area with an illustration of its history and future. Wallace and Larson are working together with a longer-term goal of developing a “Lynn Greenway” along the rail bed.

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For 23 years advocates have been working on incorporating the route, called the Northern Strand, into a bike path. So far, they have successfully converted rail bends through Everett, Malden, Revere and Saugus with the goal of eventually being able to bike from Everett to the Beach in Lynn.

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City Council President and State Representative candidate Dan Cahill was in attendance to throw his and Ward 6 Councilor Peter Capano’s support behind the effort. Capano could not be in attendance due to a work obligation.

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Lynn City Council President Dan Cahill

Lynn City Council President Dan Cahill


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This is such an amazing bunch of kids and I truly feel so blessed that they let me get to know them and let me into their world for a while. Lynn future is so bright with young adults such as these, doing positive things to make the city better! Also I have to say that their teacher Bruce Orr is so amazing with them! His way of redirecting them and getting them to focus snd stay on track is refreshing! He truly is an asset to these kids!! What a great role model for us all!

Joe Wilson

What a productive positive experience for the young artists and kids encouraging them to continue to contribute to the city while getting acknowledgement for their work!

Karyl Stoia

Seth…thanks for a great writeup on this project and meeting. I was there and you captured it well. Pictures are great too!