Paint day Tuesday on mural at Crockett

Two San Marcos CISD art teachers have been selected to paint a mural at Crockett Elementary School as part of the San Marcos Mural Arts Program, and the community gets a chance to pitch in Tuesday.

Jessica Botello and Amy Hall were awarded the project by the Mural Art Committee and Crockett Elementary School Officials. Both artists live in the neighborhood by Crockett Elementary, and Botello’s children attended the school.

The mixed-media design will incorporate images of native plants and animals into letters forming the word, “CROCKETT” on the side of the school. Stained glass will be incorporated in the design in the form of mosaic butterflies.

The San Marcos Mural Arts Program will host a “Community Paint Day” at the Crockett campus from 9 a.m.to noon.  Tuesday. Adults and children are invited to participate.  A parent or guardian must accompany children. Community members will assist Hall and Botello in painting the mural on the outdoor learning area at Crockett Elementary School.

“The mural will bring beauty and colorful art to children at Crockett Elementary and create a teaching tool for students and teachers to enjoy for years to come,” said Lisa Morris, Recreation Programs manager.

The artists have collaborated with and coordinated student workers in several large-scale community projects, including the Unity mosaic on the riverbank near City Park, the SMHS Performing Arts Center double staircase, and a student-designed, handpainted grand piano shell displayed at the Dahlia Woods Gallery.

The goals of this project are to beautify the school with a child-inspired theme and to deter future graffiti. The artist stipend for the mural is $3,700. Materials for the project will be provided by the city of San Marcos.

The mural is the eighth in a series of murals to be created throughout San Marcos. The murals will be located in high visibility areas that have been tagged with graffiti and to promote art in the community. In addition to the large murals, there are mini-murals popping up in locations around the downtown area.  

For more information on the Mural Arts Program, visit www.sanmarcostx.gov/arts or call 512-393-8409.

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