According to an article, dated March 1st, 2018 in the Statesman; 30 students from Forbes Middle School created a mural in honor of the 17 people who died in Parkland Florida on February 14th.
We wanted to share this because we are so proud of our student citizens for offering such a loving tribute that brings a message of hope and caring.
The mural was located at the Hope Outdoor Gallery at 1101 Baylor Street in Austin. We are told that the mural was already painted over the next day. Hope gallery is an living exhibit that changes constantly. The only way to see it now is through photographs.
Local mural artist J.J. Muzacz worked with the Georgetown students as mural mentor. Home Depot of Georgetown contributed supplies for the project.
Details of the project include a stenciled bird for each person who died and newspaper articles. Plus the students will be writing letters to send to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. It’s our understanding from the article the mural work was completed in 3 hours on Friday March 2nd.
More About the Hope Outdoor Gallery – ‘Over the past 5 years the scope of the HOPE Outdoor Gallery has broadened based on the response from local families, community members and the Austin Creative Class. It has become an inspirational outlet and creative destination for all that come to visit and is recognized as one of the Top 10 Artistic destinations in Texas.’ The Hope Outdoor Gallery is slated to be demolished in June.