Thursday, August 07, 2014

Art Wall Painted Over By Authorities?

Students' Painted Mural Project Gone

LABELLE, FL. -- A large painted mural on the Upthegrove Elementary School has been painted over after LaBelle High School art students spent months planning and painting says a parent. 

Margie Phipps reported about the mural on her Facebook page this week and said, "I am so upset and LaBelle parents you should be too!"

Phipps says Art Club students spent a lot time on the project and they never even got a chance to finish it because someone ordered it painted over.

Phipps said, "For the High School students that participated it was a chance to better their community and build their own self confidence. For the elementary students who would pass it every day it would be an inspiration to do more, that one day they could contribute to such a project. Now only a white wall remains... Who ever said we need more white walls to brighten up the community and inspire minds to dream?"

The Florida mural scene was on the school's wall facing Main Street.


  1. Anonymous9:22 PM

    I wondered what happened to it. Why did they paint over it?

  2. Anonymous11:16 AM

    Probably Paul Polletti