Description of the new East Sacramento “Dream It, Be It” mural located at Seville Way and Folsom Blvd.
Thanks to Soroptimist International of Metropolitan Sacramento “Dream It, Be It” Mural Education Project, East Sacramento is home to a beautiful new mural. A public dedication of the mural at 1285 Seville Way and Folsom Blvd. was held on Friday, April 1st. The mural is located in the east parking lot of OBO and Kru restaurants.
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“Dream It, Be It” Mural
The mural was a collaborative effort with the Hope Through Art Foundation and the Community Collaborative Charter School. The project was undertaken as part of the Soroptimist “Dream It, Be It” Career Development Program. The program focuses on teenage girls who face obstacles to their future success in order to improve their chances for training for a successful career.
High school students from the Community Collaborative Charter School participated under the guidance of Shane Grammer and his Hope Through Art Foundation.
Grammer is a successful multi-discipline artist whose name you may recognize. In the aftermath of the devastating fire in Paradise, he created a number of striking murals onsite in the midst of the destruction.
The goal of the Mural Education Project is to expose the students to the possibility of becoming a full-time artist by educating them on what it takes to be an artist, including the business of art as a career.
The students participated in classes in addition to learning and then practicing their new skills on the new 75-foot-wide mural.
“Dream It, Be It” Project Leaders
I stopped by the mural site prior to the mural dedication and chatted with Julie Kaye, the project lead for Soroptimist International of Metropolitan Sacramento, and artist Shane Grammer.
Grammer shared with me that one of the students, who had not said much during the duration of the project had, on that very last day, opened up to him about how much the project meant to her. He was very gratified, to say the least!
To Sum Up
To sum up, the new mural in East Sacramento is a welcome addition to the local art scene. Be sure to check it out! Kudos to the student artists!
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