DENVER – On Thursday, Arts Street will start another large, movable mural project at the DPS middle and high school in Montbello – the Denver Center for International Studies Montbello, located at 5000 Crown Blvd, Denver, 80239.
Art instructors will roll out the canvases prepared by the International organization Art Miles after school in order to engage students and families in the painting. The canvas is 5-feet x 12-feet and can be stored easily. We use acrylic paints to make the artwork, and physical work to engage people in the process of recovery.
Stella Yu, from Arts Street, is one of the Denver connections of Art Miles. For years, she has been responding to Ambassador Joanne Tawfilis’ call to help people all over the world address Peace, Unity & Healing.
“Armed with canvas, paints and brushes, we activate the community to spend a few hours together, and let the power of art unite us, share goodwill and build strength together, world wide. It’s non-challenging, magical and green,” Yu said.
We have three canvases available, and are making another mural at Gateway High School, since so many of their students were present at the tragic event, and thirdly, at the Art District on Santa Fe. But Arts Street is open to suggestions.
Groups in the International Art Miles network are joining in similar mural making projects to honor the Aurora victims and to share their collective strength. Murals for Aurora painted elsewhere in the country will be sent here, so we can share them.