100% Otero Chaparral, NM Mural Unveiling and Community Celebration
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100% Otero, a part of the 100% New Mexico initiative, announced the completion of a mural in Chaparral, New Mexico. The community is invited to a celebratory unveiling on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at 6:00 pm at the Far South Fire Station, 827 Luna Drive, Chaparral, NM. The 100% Otero Murals Project uses public art displays to increase public awareness of the 100% New Mexico initiative and the need to address Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), trauma and social adversity. The community is invited. Food Trucks will be on site as well as community service partners who will be on hand to distribute information. Artists began work on the mural in Chaparral, NM in early May. Jazmin Saenz, an El Paso artist who grew up in Chaparral and graduated from NMSU, led the Chaparral mural project. Ms. Saenz solicited ideas and drawings from interested students at Chaparral Middle and High Schools in Gadsden Independent School District. Students helped gather feedback from the community through an online survey and helped in the mural design process. Students also helped paint a portion of the mural on an outside wall of the Far South Fire Station in Chaparral. To reflect their community and personal experiences in the mural, students included images of a family holding hands, scenes from their environment such as the Franklin and Organ Mountains, desert wildlife, national flags, and area school mascots. The 100% Murals Project celebrates local creativity and is a powerful tool for engaging the public. Because each mural is created locally to reflect the community where it is painted, it instills a sense of community pride. It is the hope of 100% Otero to have murals in every community in the county. Through the beauty of these murals, Otero County residents will see that although we live in a society with traumatized people, together we can find a way through adversity and provide our children with the future they deserve. 100% Otero is sponsored in part by the Anna Age Eight Institute, Con Alma Health Foundation and area partners.
100% Otero Chaparral, NM Mural Unveil...
Date and Time
Wednesday Jun 29, 2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MDT
June 29, 2022, 6-8 PM
Chaparral Far South Fire Station 827 Luna Drive Chaparral, NM.