San Diego Unified Announces Month of Murals
First in a sequence of mosaic murals created by students will be unveiled at Cesar Chavez Elementary
WHAT: Highlighting the district's commitment to the arts, San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten and Board of Education members will announce July as the month of murals and take a first look at a mosaic mural created by Chavez Elementary students. The mural of the school's namesake, Cesar Chavez, was created in partnership with the Rainforest Art project and Barbara Ybarra, granddaughter of Cesar Chavez. The mosaic mural at Chavez is the first of four murals created in partnership with the Rainforest Art Project to be unveiled during July.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 10:30-11 a.m.
WHERE: Cesar Chavez Elementary School, center of campus
1404 S 40th Street, San Diego (92113)
Media parking available in front of school
DETAILS: Student created mosaic mural to be installed on campus; students standing with Superintendent Cindy Marten, Board President Dr. Michael McQuary, Vice President Richard Barrera, Trustee Kevin Beiser and Barbara Ybarra, granddaughter of Cesar Chavez and Executive Director at One San Diego.
SPEAKERS: Superintendent Cindy Marten; Board President Dr. Michael McQuary, Vice President Richard Barrera, Trustee Kevin Beiser; Rainforest Art Project Director Dan Evers; One San Diego Executive Director and granddaughter of Cesar Chavez Barbara Ybarra; students; principal; art instructors.
BACKGROUND: The Rainforest Art Project works with schools and communities creating specialized arts programs that work within the needs of the children and the community. They implement an 8-10 week in-school program complete with curriculum based on national standards, art instructors and materials. The result of the program is a student/community created permanent mosaic that is installed at the school.
San Diego Unified schools that have participated in the Rainforest Art Project are Burbank, Euclid, Ibarra and Perkins elementary schools and Wilson Middle School. Additional murals to be unveiled during July will be at Hamilton, Normal Heights and Perkins elementary schools.
Media Inquiries: Isabella McNeil, San Diego Unified School District, 619-507-0066 Imcneil@Sandi.net<mailto:Imcneil@Sandi.net>
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