Tinc Road’s center hallway is bursting with color thanks to the murals recently painted on both walls along the corridor’s entire length. Formally dedicated on May 23, the sprawling artwork features unique scenes of the community, learning, and popular Tinc Road activities. It’s the perfect accent to an interior building renovation completed in time for the opening of this school year that saw the installation of new lights, flooring, and furniture. 

Caren Frost Olmsted, a Basking Ridge-based artist, designed the murals and coordinated the three week-long production process. A committee comprised of parent Kari Cooke, art teacher Jenn Fernandez, fifth grade teacher Mary Hund, and Principal Scott Lipson whittled down ideas from parents and students to come up with the mural concepts and themes. Tableaus of farmland, the Mount Olive Public Library, the annual variety show, and the front of the school are some of the portrayed scenes. 

During week one, Ms. Olmsted and parent volunteers prepped the walls and outlined the art. In the second week, students in grades K-5 painted in 45-minute sessions under Ms. Olmsted’s supervision. In the third week, Ms. Olmsted and parents completed touch-ups.

The mural was made possible through a grant from the Education Association of Mount Olive.

Caren Frost Olmsted at work

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