Saturday, October 10, 2009

This is your chance to help out with a community mural!

Thanks to a grant from the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, the Eiteljorg has connected students at the Christel House Academy on the city's south side with Native American photographer and installation artist Will Wilson (Diné) for a mural project that not only introduces young people to art and indigenous cultures, but also helps them to give back to the Indianapolis community by beautifying a neighborhood building.

Beginning this week, students will assist Wilson, a 2007 recipient of the Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art, in tracing and filling in a mural celebrating the Indians of Indiana. The mural, which will be placed on an empty building at 1201 S. Meridian, is being created as part of Christel House Academy's efforts to bring a multicultural education to their students.

Due to the recent rain, we are looking for volunteers to help out...yep, this is your oppurtunity to make your mark (in paint) on the city of Indianapolis. We're going to have beautiful weather this weekend, so if you're available please come out to the mural site (at the corner of Morris & Meridian Streets) and help Will! We are looking for ANYONE who can hold a paintbrush! This is your chance to work with an internationally known artist!

The mural will be dedicated during a ceremony and press conference at the site on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 2:30 p.m.


Anonymous said...

Oh I wish I could come and help out sounds so much fun and what a spirited togetherness!
I am sure who comes along will make this wall memorable for years to come and help bind the community together even more.

ArtSnark said...

what fun! wish I was closer :D

Christel House Blog said...

We'll be there! Thanks to all involved - Thursday's going to be GREAT!!!