This Hands on Art project began a few days into May, with a fast flurry to gather materials and donations of paint, brushes and drop cloths. All part of the unit of study in which seniors collaborate with one another and muralist Gustavo Lira to envision an artistic statement. One that would document events shaping their world and their personalized take on it.
Images of injustice, protest and environmental degradation as well as inspiration and hope for a better world were unveiled this week, less than a month from start.
According to teacher Delainia Haug, who teaches the class alongside Laura Lanik, the mural already has captured the attention, minds and hearts of many students and staff.
"Throughout the daily painting process, passersby have been seen studying the wall art, asking questions and taking pictures. Each observer seems to find a favorite image or symbol. Something speaks to them; the ideas are personal yet universal."
Come to the second floor. See how the mural speaks to you.