Wellesley’s Priscilla Brown is transforming the drab old “wall ball” wooden structure at Upham Elementary School’s playground by painting a mural of Fenway Park on it.
The project stems from a PTO-organized gift from the Class of 2009 and in part is funded by the local Citibank.
Brown has had her challenges in that the weathered old wood really soaks up paint and she wasn’t able to get going on the project until late August due to construction at the school.
This isn’t the first time Brown has painted a sort of Fenway replica. She did so for a Wellesley boy (see photo below from Brown’s B.B. Studio website) whose mom in fact is an Upham parent and recommended Brown for the project.
As for the 20-foot-by-7-foot Upham Fenway, looks for special twists, such as a reference to the school somewhere in the mural…
[…] Family and friends paid their respects to Dom DiMaggio, the former Red Sox star whose funeral was held in Wellesley in May (he married a Wellesley woman). Separately, Wellesley native Nate Freiman furthered his hopes of making it to the majors when he was drafted by the San Diego Padres out of Duke University. And Wellesley Little League players found out that they’d be switching to from wood to metal bats, a move some say will improve the quality of play and that others fear will lead to injury. Meanwhile, a mural of Fenway Park went up at the Upham School. […]