EXTRA! EXTRA! PAG Youth Art Project Mural Dedications – July 26, 2017
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EXTRA! EXTRA! PAG Youth Art Project Mural Dedications – July 26, 2017

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PAG Youth Art Project Mural Dedications

July 26, 2017

A fresh take on history

For the past six weeks, a teaching artist and selected high school students from the Ward 5 district have been busy designing and painting three new murals in Tucson that individually honor civil rights pioneer Quincie Douglas, the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers, and  a tribute to the five branches of the U.S. military and Ward 5 residents who served.

This project, The Pima Association of Government’s (PAG) Youth Art Project, was created in partnership between the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona, the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), the City of Tucson, and PAG. The project’s goal was to provide youth with an opportunity to be employed and participate in all phases of the design and installation of a public artwork under the guidance of a professional artist.

The selected teaching artist, Eleonor Leon, and students, in collaboration with staff from The Arts Foundation, TDOT, and the Ward 5 Council Office determined the design of the artwork.

Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres will host two dedications for this year’s PAG Youth Art Project:
  • 1st Dedication: July 28, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.
    Murals: Honoring Quincie Douglas and the Buffalo Soldiers
    Location: Quincie Douglas Center 
    1575 East 36th Street, 85713

  • 2nd Dedication: August 5, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.
    Mural: Honoring the Five Branches of the Military
    Location: Tucson City Council Ward 5 Offices
    4300 South Park Avenue, 85714

“I want to thank Ms. Leon and the students for their work with my office and City staff, resulting in the three murals honoring the work and accomplishments of civil rights pioneer Quincie Douglas, the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers and their efforts serving our country, and honoring those Ward 5 residents who served our country in the five branches of the military,” Councilmember Fimbres said.  “I was pleased to meet the students from my Ward who have helped to create these murals which will be a part of our community for a long time.”

For more information on this project, please contact the Ward 5 Council Office, (520) 791-4231.

*All photos courtesy of The Arts Foundation

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