Englewood

High school students create mural

MOA program culminates in completion of public art

Posted 6/5/17

The wall in the west paseo echoed with the sounds of music, conversation and aerosol cans spraying paint May 25 and 26 as a half dozen Englewood High School students worked on a mural on the wall of under-construction Zomo restaurant at 3457 S. …

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Englewood

High school students create mural

MOA program culminates in completion of public art

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The wall in the west paseo echoed with the sounds of music, conversation and aerosol cans spraying paint May 25 and 26 as a half dozen Englewood High School students worked on a mural on the wall of under-construction Zomo restaurant at 3457 S. Broadway.

“The creation of the mural is the culmination of the Museum of Outdoor Arts’ design-and-build public art education program,” Tim Vaccu, MOA director of programs, said. “We have six Englewood High School art students who began the program in February. They learn about creation of public art and then began creating the concept that led to the design of the mural they are painting now.”

He said MOA collaborated with local mural artists Robin Munro and Megan Walker.

Munro, founder of the Colorado CRUSH mural program is Walker’s mentor. The two artists helped guide the six EHS students through the program.

“There were several workshops about concepts and techniques. During the workshops, the students and their advisers also developed and refined concepts for the mural,” Vaccu said. “They also worked closely with business owners Ryan Anderson and Alysia Davey to develop the final design for the mural.”

Erika Cruz was one of the painters.

“Our art teacher told me about this program and I signed up,” the EHS senior said. “I like to draw and paint but this is the first time I have worked on a mural or any artwork this big. It is a great experience and it is fun.”

Adviser Megan Walker said it was her first time to work with students on a public art project.

“Working with the students was fun,” the Golden High School graduate said. “They are all enthusiastic about the project and it was exciting that all six girls contributed ideas to help develop the final mural design.”

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