Home  | Advertise with Us  | About Us  | Contact Us
Saturday, 20 December, 2014
Alamo Square Fillmore Jazz District Hayes Valley Nihonmachi Panhandle Bay View Bay Area
Home Page > Alamo Square

Local high school unveils new mural

Fri, 02 Jan 2009 14:42:00
Article by:
L. Tooles
The Alamo Square neighborhood will soon look a little different thanks to a new youth art project.

At the end of the month, Ida B. Wells High School will be unveiling a mural on the Fell Street wall of the campus, created with the Help of Kid Serve – an organization that has worked with other schools in the Bay Area. The mural was funded by the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association, the high school and San Francisco Community Challenge said Kid Serve Director Josef Norris.

“We couldn’t do it and wouldn’t want to do it without the neighborhood’s support,” said Norris. “They have been unbelievably supportive.”

“We wanted to be proactive in supporting youth and adding to the beauty and vitality of our neighborhood,” said Marquita Mayes, vice-president of the association. The association donated $4,500 to the project, Mayes added.
The project is ongoing and will consist of three murals when completed.  The first mural, said Norris, was designed and created by 35 students from Ida B. Wells. It is an image of five of the students jumping towards butterflies, which represent the transformation of students in high school. The mural was created over 16 weeks and will appear “simple” to the people who view it from a distant, but upon closer inspection, they will be able to see images of other portraits the students designed.

Made out of ceramic tiles, the mural represents the school and hope for the future.
“It’s something that is positive,” Norris said.

In the beginning of the process, Norris said Kid Serve was concerned about whether the kids would rise to the occasion once they start putting the mural together.

“But these kids have been absolutely fantastic,” Norris said.

 
 Other Articles

 
 Other News
SFPD Park Station community meetings, Park Station, every second Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. SFPD Park Station...

The second Tuesday of each month, the Park Station holds a community meeting to provide input, express concerns,...

Divisadero farmers market, every Sunday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Divisadero farmers...

The Divisadero farmers market is located on Grove Street between Divisadero and Broderick Streets. It is open all year,...

Ukulele classes, JCCCNC, every Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Ukulele classes,...

 For a fun, easy way to learn to play an instrument, you can’t beat the ukulele. These weekly classes...

Free LGBT Morning Job Club, LGBT Center, every Tuesday, 10 a.m.–1l:30 a.m. Free LGBT Morning Job...

The LGBT Center has an extensive array of Employment Services Programs offering a range of services, events and...

Free computer and Internet access, Prince Hall Computer Learning Center, Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Free computer and...

The Prince Hall Computer Learning Center offers free Internet and computer use to the community. All computers are...

Live jazz at the Fillmore farmers market, every Saturday, 9 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Live jazz at the...

The Fillmore farmers market is the only farmers market in San Francisco, and one of the few in the nation, to offer...

Free toddler/parent yoga and art class, every Tuesday, 9–10 a.m. Free toddler/parent...

While the Bayview Opera House is closed for renovations, programming is being held at alternative sites. This weekly...

Line Dancing every Monday, 6 p.m.–7 p.m. Line Dancing every...

While the Bayview Opera House is closed for renovations, programming is being held at alternative sites, as indicated...

Thoughts about Thanksgiving in the Western Addition neighborhoods Thoughts about...

“I’m grateful to be alive. Every day is God’s day. There’s no special day to be grateful. Every...

Thoughts about Thanksgiving in the Western Addition neighborhoods Thoughts about...

Recently, on a sunny fall day, Laurie and Claire walked around the various diverse and bustling neighborhoods that...



TheWesternEdition.com  | Copyright ©2010-2014, all rights reserved  | Terms of use