Latino mural unveiled in Oregon

Latino mural unveiled
Mail Tribune, August 12, 2009

Rogue Community College will unveil a new mural at its Riverside campus in downtown Medford on Thursday.

The painting, created by the college's Oregon Leadership Institute, celebrates the economic, social and educational contributions of the Rogue Valley's Latino community.

Over the past two years, students have designed and painted the mural, which includes images of people working in orchards, vineyards and on the railroad, along with a depiction of Table Rock, a large map of the region, and a scene of students graduating from college painted on three canvas panels.

The panels will be unveiled at noon Thursday at the Multicultural Center, B Building, 227 E. Ninth St., Medford, Ore.

The Arts Council of Southern Oregon provided a $1,000 grant to the project. Students Ali Akay and Cesar Martinez carried out most of the final painting, which was overseen by Phyllis Trowbridge, RCC art instructor, and Karl Brake, head of the college's art department.

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