Lee College Students Unveil Mural @ Sterling Library

Lee College Students Unveil Mural @ Sterling Library


Right now students are working on a new
project at sterling library. They’ve worked all semester studying the history
of Chicano Latino art and now get to make their own contribution to the city
of baytown. All of us right now all these students you see here where we’re
enrolled in a Hispanic and Chicano art class that with the focus on murals
because murals was a big part of the Chicano art movement a big part of the
Mexican muralist movement. So the whole idea at the end of the end project of
the classes that we were going to work together as a whole to put up a mural.
This is the first mural a rhythm and that was one of the reasons I wanted to
join the class was we were going to do mural as our final project and I
was really excited to me. Everybody’s taking on a different aspect, there’s some
students that are doing most of the painting some students did the design. The
emphasis sometimes is less on the expertise and more on art being a way to
bring people together. A big part of the murals is relevant to work collectively
and it has the bait town theme because murals were always were supposed to
reflect their community. Like poster to say hey this is what’s going on. Hey
these are the issues we try to do that here. So maybe it’s a very simple image
but there’s a lot of meaning to the things they were putting up there. I
would say the piece kind of has a balance of the the key aspects of
baytown. The key buildings, the key landmarks. It also brings in some of the
landmarks that important to the Latino community. I really enjoy that like I got
a lot out of it and I learned stuff in this class that I don’t think I would
have learned through just my daily life or other art history courses really it’s
a really incredible experience that I’m grateful to have had. This is important
because if students right dozens of papers every semester
they go into a folder they disappear. A mural kind of stays with you it’s a gift
to the community and so we’re out really hoping that this will help get more
public art and today found get more people interested in creating their own art.

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