Department of Art

Students transform WCSU day care play house

WCSU students’ murals create a children’s playhouse for all seasons
Original art works brighten WCSU Day Care Center playground

An original mural created this summer by three Western Connecticut State University art students has transformed the children’s playhouse at the WCSU Child Care Center into a true play space for all seasons, designed as part of the recent renovation of the center’s outdoor playground on the university’s Midtown campus in Danbury. The mural project was inspired by a suggestion offered by WCSU Art Gallery Curator Melissa Ralston-Jones, parent of a child previously enrolled at the center, and coordinated by Child Care Center Director Lauren Halpin. Pictured are the WCSU art students who volunteered their time and talents to paint mural panels of spring, summer, autumn and winter scenes on the four exterior walls of the playhouse, including (left to right): Jesse Navarra, Andrea Rios and Brooke Vitetta.