Help create a mural at Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park.
A design by two Mission Hill Middle School students has been chosen for the new Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park mural in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the opening of the park and the public is invited to help create the mural.
Katherine Tkoch, 12, and Flora Chatwin, 13, submitted separate designs in the contest, which was held in March. The Mural Selection Committee liked elements of both girls' work. The students worked with their teacher, noted local artist Kathleen Crocetti, to combine their designs.
The combined design will be recreated in tesserae, a colorful tile that will be formed in the shape of the artist’s design to create the mosaic mural. There are several times when volunteer help would be appreciated:
- Drop-in work days to help with the mural will be held 5-8 p.m. for three consecutive Tuesdays: April 26, May 3 and May 10. The drop-in days will take place at Mission Hill Middle School classroom #5, 425 King St, Santa Cruz. Enter through the back door from the gated parking lot.
- Community volunteers and Mission Hill Middle School students, in cooperation with Friends and California State Parks, will install the public art May 21-23.
Volunteers must be 18 or older. Kids ages 11-17 can help if accompanied by an adult. The project isn’t open to children younger than 11. Contact Amanda Segers at 831-429-1840, ext. 103 or Amanda@ThatsMyPark.org with questions. Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located at 144 School St. in Santa Cruz.