High school student paints mural for police station
FARMINGTON - The Richard E. Caton III Memorial Station got a new addition Friday, when a mural painted by a Mt. Blue High School student was installed in the police station's waiting room.
Missy Brady, a senior at MBHS from Farmington, took more than 20 hours to plan, sketch and paint the mural for the police station. The mural will be placed near a children play area, designed to look like an old-fashioned jail. The play area, which is filled with toys and games, provides children in the station something to do while their parents talk to officers.
"It's great for the kids," Chief Jack Peck said. "We've already had kids playing in there."
Brady, who said she'd been painting for years as a way to relax, completed the mural as an act of community service. In addition to community service being considered by colleges, art teacher Roger Bisaillon of Farmington said, the mural work could be included in Brady's portfolio of work.
The mural required multiple coats of paint, with special attention paid to details such as shadowing.