ArtReach Mural Program, St. Paul’s, & The Museum School Celebrates Dedication And Ribbon Cutting
This mural project is a true neighborhood collaboration. ArtReach, The Museum School, and St. Paul’s Senior Services are all within mere blocks of each other. Led by the ArtReach Mural Program, all three organizations are coming together to create a transformative and lasting mural for the surrounding community.
A collaboration with 1st-Grade students & St. Paul’s
This mural project involves the 1st-grade students from The Museum School, a free public charter school. Not only did they help inspire the design for the mural by sharing their words, drawings, and ideas, but they will also help paint this new mural together. The themes present in the mural design touch on sharing, collaboration, creativity, kindness, growth, and togetherness.
Different hands can be seen across the wall- all engaged in various activities that further enhance these themes: planting a flower, holding in trust, supporting a bird, and creating on paper. First-grade student-drawn flowers are featured throughout, and large, joyful, colorful shapes make up the background.
ArtReach Mural Program Dedication and Ribbon Cutting
Folks from St. Paul’s, ArtReach, and the Museum School will join together for the Mural Dedication and Ribbon Cutting on June 29th at 9:30AM. We will celebrate the 1st-grade students who painted the mural and helped transform their community through collaboration. It is a hopeful and uplifting way to end the school year. It adds meaningful color to the public-facing landscape just in time for summer, and to last for years to come.
While this is not one of our larger murals, the fact that it is created by 1st graders makes it special. Check out all of the ArtReach murals around San Diego County here.
- The Museum School– our school partner in collaboration with the 1st-grade class taught by Jaleh Raissi. The Museum School is a tuition-free, inclusive, public charter school that serves students from all over San Diego in Kindergarten through 8th grade.
- St. Paul’s Senior Services – provided the wall space and design communication at St. Paul’s Park. Located throughout San Diego, St. Paul’s provides affordable senior living communities, innovative services, and comprehensive programs in a non-denominational environment with great value placed on optimal independence at all stages of life.
- Isabel Halpern – ArtReach Mural Program Manager, Co-Lead Artist
- Chloe Moya – ArtReach Mural Artist Intern, Co-Lead Artist
- Knockaround– donated a new pair of sunglasses for every 1st-grade artist to keep
- Council Member Stephen Whitburn (District 3) – will speak briefly at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
About the ArtReach Mural Program
The ArtReach Mural Program believes in the power of community and art to change lives and spaces. A mural provides an opportunity for people to work together while creating something transformative and lasting for their site. The ArtReach Mural Program works directly with youth at schools and community centers to dream-up large collaborative works that represent their vision.
See you there, San Diego!