Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
David Fichter

David Fichter is a visual artist who has created community murals and mosaics around the country for over 30 years in schools, libraries, health centers, universities, and other public spaces. The murals are colorful, figurative, and lively, often exploring themes of local history, multiculturalism, and natural environments. He is also a teaching artist who has worked in over 200 public and private schools as an artist in resident. During these residencies, students of all ages have learned to design and paint permanent murals that relate to their school culture, history or curriculum. In many cases, the entire school community participates in creating the mural. A highly visible example of the work with students is the Mystic River Mural Project in Somerville, MA, which was begun in 1996. This ongoing mural project combines art and science learning, since high school students explore the flora, fauna, and history of the watershed every summer and then bring it to life on the walls of their commu

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I Have Worked With

  • State: MA
    Date: 7/2010
    Activity: Creation of a work of art (including commissions)
    Email: GJenkins@somervillema.gov
    Phone: 617-625-6600

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Contact Information

First Name: 
David
Job Title/Position: 
Visual Artist
Mailing Address: 
20 Worcester St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
Physical Address: 
20 Worcester St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
Last Name: 
Fichter
Phone: 
857-928-1880

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - General
Visual/Crafts - Glass
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Populations Served: 
Adults
Families
Immigrant Populations
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts in Healthcare
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Geographic Reach: 
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
American Rivers Award in Education (Mystic River Mural Project) 1997Grants: MCC, NEFA, Cambridge Arts Council

I am a Teaching Artist

Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Fee Range Minimum: 
$375
Fee Range Maximum: 
$450