Brookline Elementary School students have been working throughout the spring on an art mural that adjoins their campus. Artist Krista Birnbaum designed the mural for a 2,800-square-foot wall that borders the campus and is visible from the school. Young Brookline artists worked on the mural with Birnbaum during recess and on Saturday mornings.
The mural was dedicated on Monday, July 2, in a ceremony attended by HISD Trustee Sergio Lira, State Rep. Carol Alvarado, and Project Coordinator Theodore Wills, who is in charge of Brookline’s library, business partnerships, and community outreach and development.
Brookline’s Student Council team welcomed and thanked the artist for her work and dedication to the project. The mural is located on the side of Space Saver 8 Self-Storage that faces the campus. The managers of Space Saver, members of Brookline’s PTO, and the funders—the North American Educational Initiatives Foundation—were also in attendance.
The theme of the mural is “learning to work and serve.” The project is a colorful addition to the campus with its imagery and bright colors. Silhouetted images depict a doctor examining a young child, a construction worker, a musician, students in a classroom, and much more.
The East End Cultural Foundation plans to include the mural on its map of murals and cultural sites.