(Top) A new mural painted by Hudson High School Student Eli Carpenter was unveiled recently at the 300 block of Warren Street. The project is a collaboration between the Hudson City Police Department and Columbia County District Attorney’s Office.
(Middle) Artist and Hudson High School student Eli Carpenter paints a mural in the pocket park on 300 Warren Street.
(Bottom) Pictured (l-r) are: Hudson Police Chief L. Edward Moore, Columbia County Assistant District Attorney Krista Kline, Deputy Chief ADA Ryan Carty and ADA Joyce Crawford help clean up the pocket park on the 300 block of Warren Street.
HUDSON—The completion of a mural dedicated to the citizens of Hudson in the pocket park on the 300 block between Warren Street and Prison Alley, was recently announced by Columbia County District Attorney Paul Czajka and Hudson Police Chief L. Edward Moore.
Hudson High School student Eli Carpenter designed and painted the 30-foot-tall mural. The artwork, which features a whale, ship and sun, is a nod to the founders of Hudson and alludes to the bright future ahead for the city, according to a press release.
The project is a collaborative effort of the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office and Hudson Police Department to address a recent rise in graffiti incidents in the city. More than 40 incidents of graffiti were reported in the city in one night this year.
“Eli’s mural will deter future vandals, boost civic pride and give residents another reason to enjoy the park,” Chief Moore said in the release.
Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Ryan Carty, ADA Krista Kline, and ADA Joyce Crawford, Lt. David Miller and Chief Moore personally removed graffiti, painted benches and painted primer on the park’s retaining wall in preparation for the mural. The Hudson Police Department donated the artist’s supplies, including paint and brushes.
“The mural is a testament to this city’s artistic spirit. Our staff is proud to work alongside Eli to give back to the community we serve,” DA Czajka said in the release.
Both agencies thanked Mayor Kamal Johnson, who approved the project; the Hudson Department of Public Works Superintendent Robert Perry, and Eli’s mother, Katharine Vera.