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Mural Project Celebrates Iona's Heritage - Past, Present and Future

By Danielle Orofino '16, student intern in MarCom
New Rochelle, NY (September 25, 2015)  Iona College unveiled the “Mural Project” today Friday September 25, at 2 p.m. in the Brother Chapman Art Gallery. The weeklong project brought together the Iona College community in celebration of the College’s 75th anniversary and the opening of the Robert V. LaPenta Student Union 10 years ago.
Over 120 students faculty and staff participated in this collaborative piece. Artist Amy Bartell has been doing the Mural Project from coast to coast and credits Iona for having the most student, staff and faculty participation in her 20 years. Assistant Vice Provost for Student Development Elizabeth Oliveri said it best, “What better way to document our heritage, reflect on our past, celebrate our present and look forward to our future as we come together to create a lasting piece of art that we hope will live on here long after we are all gone.”
Amy Bartell sketched the design in collaboration with the Office of Student Development, the Arts Center and Brother Chapman. The Mural Project represents mind, body and spirit and will be permanently hung in the dining area of the Student Union. The mural will be hung in the LaPenta Student Union on Monday, September 28.

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