Condon Band Shell Mural - Medford, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 25.103 W 071° 06.955
19T E 325913 N 4698399
Quick Description: The Condon Band Shell Mural is located at 2501 Mystic Valley Pkwy, Medford, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 8/1/2017 5:37:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMWA73
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
The Condon Shell is located in a 6 acre park along Mystic River Parkway in Medford, MA. Condon Shell serves as a performance venue for local groups in the Boston Metropolitan Area. The park area in still ongoing and The first phase of the plan was constructed in 2011.

The mural covers the entire bottom of the interior of the band shell. The central figure is a male musician playing the saxophone. Symbolically, music is flowing from the saxophone over to the left end side of the mural. Below him are a female violinist and a male cello player. On the left side of the mural is a male trombone player and on the right side is a female harpist. Next to the harp a pair of hands is decorating a guitar. All figures are superimposed on a colorful background of flowers, a butterfly and autumn leaves.

A special feature of the Condon Shell is the elaborate music themed mural designed by Yetti Frankel and painted by the Tufts University class of 2005. On the sides of the mural there is a tribute to Lydia Maria Child a Medford resident who wrote the traditional Thanksgiving poem "Over the River and Through The Woods".
City: Medford. MA

Location Name: Condon Shell

Artist: Yetti Frankel - designer; Tufts University class of 2005 - painters

Date: 2005

Media: paint on concrete blocks

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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