Site: H*Art Gallery of Tennessee (110 East Main Street)
Artists: 24 students from Boyd-Buchanan School and Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy with lead artist Jas Milam
Partners: Boyd-Buchanan School (BBS), Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA), H*Art Gallery of Tennessee,La Paz Chattanooga and Spark: A Right Brain Celebration
Description:12 CGLA Latino students were paired with 12 BBS Spanish students to design and paint an enormous Day of the Dead inspired mural for the H*Art Gallery of Tennessee’s exterior wall. During 8 hours of Mark Making programming, the students learned about “Day of the Dead,” engaged in intercultural dialogue, and created sugar skull designs for the mural.
The final mural was unveiled publicly at Spark: A Right Brain Celebration April 20, 2013.