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Artwork copyright David Fichter. Photo courtesy of the artist.

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The Orchards Elementary School Mural, 2008

David Fichter
(American, born 1951)

Location: Orchards Elementary, Vancouver

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

David Fichter's mural depicts contemporary student life at Orchards Elementary, with imagery framed by lush apple trees. Fichter's method of mural-painting includes research time at the school, photography, design, and finally painting on site, making adjustments as he gets to know the local community.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Evergreen School District.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

David Fichter is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based community muralist. His murals are found in the United States and other countries, including Armenia, Georgia, and Nicaragua. Fichter engages the community with his work, inviting youth of all ages to paint with him. He works with students and teachers to create group murals that explore the unique aspects and diversity of their schools. David Fichter attended the Putney School in Vermont before he graduated at Harvard College in Cambridge, Ma.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Painting - paint on rigid surface / mixed media

Medium

Acrylic on wall

Dimensions

17 ft x 48 ft

ID Number

WSAC2007.019.000

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

Massachusetts, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Evergreen School District

Artwork Location

Orchards Elementary
Main floor in double stairwell area.

WA County

Clark

Setting

Interior

Site Type

Public School

Address

11405 NE 69th St.
Vancouver, WA 98662

Geo. Coordinates

45.67253 | -122.556562

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