Vandals Damage/Destroy Capitol Hill School Art Work at Hine Development Site
by Larry Janezich
Over the holiday weekend, vandals damaged or destroyed at least eight paintings which were part of a Capitol Hill schools’ art project featured on the construction fence surrounding the Hine development site. A sharp instrument was used to slash the canvas paintings. In most cases, the remnants of fabric were left hanging, attached to the frame. In the case of the the painting from River Park Nursery, a large piece of canvas was completely removed. Where possible, the pieces have been repaired. The vandalized art includes the works from St. Coletta, Tyler School, Hill Preschool, St. Peter School, River Park Nursery, Peabody Elementary, Miner Elementary and Capitol Hill Day School. 27 schools participated in the art project which opened on September 29, 2015.