Of the 26 entries submitted, only one was chosen to adorn the side of the Dollar Tree store on North Avenue. The winning mural is entitled 'A Day in the Ro' and was painted by Aston LeMelle-Thomas, a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in 2013.
"My piece aims to show the incredible creative energy, organic landscapes, and loving community that make our city so impressive," said LeMelle-Thomas. "Much like New Rochelle’s diversity, this piece too is a melting pot. It has elements of pencil, ink, photoshop, collage, and photography. Conceptually, the origins of this piece came easily — I wanted to depict my friends, family, icons and teachers that helped shape me over the years and imagine them in different scenes around the city."
The mural includes several familiar New Rochelle scenes, including the Long Island Sound, New Rochelle High School, Glenn Island, Downtown New Rochelle and New Roc.
The reception will be held at Feb.9 at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Rotunda. For more information, click here.