Creative Minute: Skidmore Students Paint a Mural for Children of Saratoga Springs

Creative Minute: Skidmore Students Paint a Mural for Children of Saratoga Springs


♪ (music) ♪ (clock ticking) (indistinct chatter) ♪ (soft music) ♪ (Julia) We were given some examples
of what the children wanted, kind of, and we kind of got inspiration from that. It gave us something to work off of.(Jennifer) This is where
the original mural was.
On May 5th of 2013,
there was a fire at the building,
and they believed that it had started
down here, in the CAC.We had to gut this entire floor
of the building, down to the beams.
The mural is kind
of what brings everything together.I had reached out
to Skidmore initially to try and see
if they would be interested
in repainting the mural for us.
We have this fantastic volunteer,
named Rene, who said,
“That would be a great outreach project,and we would like to be on board.”So it was perfect!(Rene) I knew I just had
to make the connection, because there was no way
for art groups at Skidmore to know that,so that’s why I contacted them
and tried to be the liaison,
and now we’re doing it, which is awesome! ♪ (whimsical music) ♪ (Camilla) Art students
are normally working individually so this project was really great,
because it’s a collaborative art project that’s benefitting both
the students and the community. ♪ (whimsical music) ♪(Jennifer) You can bring
the kids over, and say,
“Hey, check out our mural!”,and it instantly
makes them feel comfortable,
and that’s really
an important contribution.
♪ (whimsical music) ♪ (Rene) I love the work
that I do here, I love the people here, and I really feel
like I’m making a difference. ♪ (whimsical music) ♪

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