Citizens, students to spread message of diversity through mural


THEIR INNER ARTISTS AS THEY TAKE TO THE STREET TO SPREAD A MESSAGE THROUGH PAINTING. NEWS 13S SARA YINGLING JOINS US NOW WITH DETAILS ON THE MURAL POPPING UP IN SOUTHEAST ALBUQUERQUE. CRYSTAL– IN JUST HOURS– RESIDENTS AND STUDENTS WILL BE OUT THERE WITH THEIR PAINT AND BRUSHES– READY TO COVER A WALL IN COLORFUL PAINT– TO SHOW WHAT DIVERSITY MEANS TO THEM. OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT 3 DAYS– THE MURAL WILL BRING TO LIFE NEARLY 70 PHOTOS, DRAWINGS, AND COLLAGES THAT THE GROUP “ARTFUL LIFE” COLLECTED OVER THE COURSE OF SEVERAL MONTHS FROM RESIDENTS IN THE INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT. THE GROUP DESCRIBE IT AS ONE OF THE MOST CULTURALLY DIVERSE DISTRICTS IN THE STATE– WITH ANYWHERE BETWEEN 30 TO 40 LANGUAGES BEING SPOKEN. THAT’S ONE OF THE REASONS WHY RESIDENTS WERE ASKED TO SUBMIT IMAGES OF WHAT DIVERSITY LOOKS LIKE TO THEM. THEIR IDEAS WERE THEN WOVEN TOGETHER BY A TEAM LED BY LOCAL ARTIST AND BOSQUE SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR RENE PALOMARES. 4:32 a ribbon of color with different colors that sort of suggest to us different colors coming together. 4:38 4:43 the design is sort of abstract i think the spirit of diversity comes through. 4:46 9:07 it’s going to add a personal touch. 9:08 THE CANVAS FOR THE MURAL IS A PNM SUBSTATION LOCATED AT THE BUSY INTERSECTION OF LOUISIANA AND ZUNI. STUDENTS FROM THE BOSQUE SCHOOL WILL BE THERE PAINTING AROUND 10. CRYSTAL? THANKS SARA. THE PAINTING WILL GO ON ALL WEEKEND– WITH A DEDICATION CEREMONY ON SUNDAY. IF YOU’D LIKE TO GET INVOLVED– WE’VE POSTED A LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION ON KRQE DOT COM AND THE KRQE NEWS APP.

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