Photo of the Cooper Street plain cinder block wall, before tile installation. Photo by Youth Mural Camp staff.

Youth Mural Program Beautifies Cooper Street Wall

The library is excited to be hosting the Youth Mural Camp program. Last week participants designed a mural for the plain cinder block wall in front of the library building along Cooper Street. They spent a lot of time creating their unique ceramic pieces to add to the mural. This week the children and teenage interns are installing their tile creations. The Youth Mural Program is a Mimbres Arts Council program sponsored by Leyba & Ingalls ARTS, Syzygy Tileworks, Prudential Silver City Properties, Comcast, Morning Star, Finishing Touch, and J&J Signs. The program is also funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and New Mexico Arts.

"Bless Me, Ultima" muralWe are very fortunate to have a new mural at the library; our first mural was installed in 2009. It commemorates the book Bless Me, Última by Rudolfo Anaya.

More about the Youth Mural Program can be found at http://mimbresarts.org/youth-mural-program. A map of all the murals in our region can be downloaded there, or here: MRAC-Mural-brochure_web (PDF, 1.49MB)

The Silver City Daily Press recently published an article about this project: http://scdailypress.com/site/2017/07/15/kids-help-beautify-library-wall-during-youth-mural-camp/

The new library mural will be dedicated on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 12pm. Join us to celebrate!

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