Last year, Eric Caruso a teacher at Harry Wirtz Elementary School (Paramount, CA, near LA) had an idea to invite some artists to paint some murals at the school because there wasn't an arts program for the kids. That brilliant idea resulted in some awesome murals by artists Seitaku Aoyama, Yusuke Hanai, Rich Jacobs, Tim Kerr and Albert Reyes.
This year, Eric invented artists Travis Millard and Yusuke Hanai to work on two new murals, one for the library and one facing the field. I hitched a ride down to snap some of these pics from that day.
We headed down to Harry Wirtz Elementary in Paramount. Travis's mural was to go up in front of the school library. Here's a before shot.
Meanwhile, Yusuke, who arrived from Japan that same morning, had been working on his mural early in the morning. Here's the progress . . . looking rad.
Eric also took us around to check out the old murals as well as Albert Reye's mural which they've been adding too. He took some student renditions which were inspired by his art and painted them as part of his mural.
Travis gets to work on his mural outline. The little chair helps.
Some more characters - birds, snakes, and owls will be reading books
Wider shot of the progress. . . Day 1
Here's another shot of Yusuke's mural that says Stay Active and shows kids doing various activities. Girls doing chemistry, boys throwing baseballs, and kids playing instruments. Good advice.
A pic of Yusuke. . .hard working guy who shows no appearance of being exhausted considering he got off a plane from Japan and went straight to working.
Shot of the finished mural facing the field
Travis working on adding the color to his literate characters
More characters reading
Travis's nod to The Uncluded whose new albums feature his awesome artwork.
Helping out to fill in some of the characters
Finished library mural which the kids would see Monday morning!
Eric Caruso and the kids of Harry Wirtz Elementary School
Oh there's Travis Millard. . . almost missed him.
Thanks again to teacher Eric Caruso & Harry Wirtz Elementary
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