March 14, 2001
CSUS Mural Unveiling
California State University, Sacramento's
barrio art program - an artistic mix of young schoolchildren,
senior citizens and future educators - unveils its latest
mural project at 4 p.m., Friday, March 16 at Washington Elementary
School. The school is located at 520 18th Street in downtown
The mural, "Enchanted Stories/Cuentos Encantadas"
was designed and painted by a combination of students from
the CSUS barrio art program and children from the Washington
Neighborhood Center. The mural depicts the importance of literacy
and diversity in Sacramento schools.
For 31 years, barrio art has been taking art education downtown
to the Washington Neighborhood Center. CSUS students coordinate
art workshops for schoolchildren as well senior citizens at
Former CSUS art professor Jose Montoya created the barrio
art program in the 1970s to get the University involved in
the community. He also wanted to introduce college students
to people of diverse cultural backgrounds.
Jose Lott, artist in residence at the Washington Neighborhood
Center, directed the latest mural project. Lott has created
a large number of murals throughout the Sacramento area, including
many displayed at schools in the Sacramento City Unified School
This is a free event, open to the public. For more information
contact Lott at (916) 930-9072. Media assistance is available
at the CSUS office of public affairs at (916) 278-6156.
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