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Church mural aims to join ‘town and gown’

Hotchkiss School senior John Shin at the unveiling of his mural at Salisbury Congregational Church on Sunday, Oct. 20. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

SALISBURY — A mural, two years in the making, was unveiled at the Salisbury Congregational Church in the parish hall, after services on Sunday, Oct. 20.

The mural is the brainchild of John Shin, 17, of New York City and a senior at The Hotchkiss School.

He explained that as a student at the boarding school he sensed a divide between the school and the town.

Drawing on previous experience creating a similar artwork at a church in the Bronx, he proposed the idea of a mural to be created by people from the school and from the church.

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