Westmoor High School Winners
The Mural Music & Arts Project in collaboration with Silicon Valley Community Foundation is proud to announce the winners of the Westmor High School Census Art Contest:
1. Natalie Encamacion
2. Jorge Rios
3. GJ Simmons
1. Edgar Rodriguez
2. Saeed Abbushi
Carlmont Census Winners
The Mural Music & Arts Project in collaboration with Silicon Valley Community Foundation is proud to announce the winners of The Carlmont High School Census Art Contest:
First Place – Kristen Willsher
Second Place – Caroline Liu
Third Place – Cynthia Meza
First Place – Denise Chan
Second Place – Melissa Loi
First Place – Aaron Boussina
One is All
By Denise Chan
Ten years seem long but pass by so quickly that
It makes you wonder if you will be remembered.
In history we’re like a speck of dust
But dust specks make the bigger picture
The one we’re all part of.
The sky above is the
Same you see anywhere.
Everyone can’t be
Brandon Melgar Escalante
First Place – Brandon Melgar Escalante
Second Place – Byron Pang
Third Place – Max Grogen
First Place – Kallopasi Vaitai
Second Place – Elliot Lieberman
Third Place – Katie Mittonegal
Starr King 4th and 5th graders learned a simple method of stamp-making, using rubber erasers and paint pens. The students each got to design their own t-shirt using their stamps and colorful fabric markers. They were encouraged to focus on the fashions they like best and to create fun patterns with their stamps. The glow in the dark marker was the greatest hit!
Joseph's beautiful t-shirt
This week, ISA students began their third mural of the year. This time the students are painting on portable boards that can hang anywhere in the school. The whimsical mural depicts a puzzle of the cityscape that students see from their school at the top of Potrero Hill. Some of the puzzle pieces are missing and others fly away, transforming into painterly clouds. The puzzle pieces signify the role that each student has in shaping his or her neighborhood, and the constant rebuilding and reconfiguring that’s necessary in a healthy community. The puzzle piece cityscape is framed by bright sunflower-shaped flowers, representing growth and vital positivity.
Mural painting day 1 - Blue wash
Kingston and Celeste practice a value wash
On Wednesday, HEArt Chavez began painting a new mural in the 8th grade corridor.
From left, blazing flames represent the risks and struggles students face on a day to day basis, and the hardship that the students must overcome in order to succeed. Carrying a positive message, the flames are also a symbol of purification, cleansing and rebirth as the students find their paths toward healthy lifestyles at school and beyond. The metamorphosis of a butterfly is depicted as an analogy for the students’ growth and transformation from 6th through 8th grade. The butterfly evolves from the right, beginning as a simple caterpillar climbing into the foreground, resting in the chrysalis until it finally emerges, fully transformed into a beautiful adult butterfly. In the middle, a girl holds up a peace sign, urging for peace in her community. A typical EPA street scene is depicted behind her, showing that the girl is using her own inner strength to create positive change in her home community. On the right, an 8th grader ascends the stairs to meet a hand extending his Chavez diploma as he graduates to high school. On the right, the ivy surrounding the diploma and stairs is a symbol of growth, strength and friendship. The EPA foothills and blue sky rest in the background.
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Painting Day 1 - Opposite Colors