August 26, 2015

Ruby Chacon Murals

This painting is the second Chacon mural to grace Horizonte. It was a collaborative project involving current students. Located in the east lobby, it welcomes one and all – portraying Horizonte’s inclusivity, and was painted five years ago on the eve of former administrator James Anderson’s retirement. Ruby Chacon, a product of the west side and proud alumnist of Horizonte School, speaks at the unveiling of “Pursuit of Dream(ers),” her latest mural on Horizonte’s second floor. The artwork features portraits of past, but mostly present students. Twenty people were involved in the making of the mural. “Pursuit of Dream(ers)” was officially unveiled on May 22, 2015. There were twenty individuals involved in this project at the beginning, with an ongoing design team of five artists, and two students working each day during the painting phase of the project. “Saraswati,” Ruby Chacon’s first mural for Horizonte took several years to paint, with an ever-changing crew of students. The four-story mural has graced the west side of the building on Richards Street near 1300 South for almost a decade. These process drawings were displayed at the reception prior to “Pursuit of Dream(ers)” in the library at Horizonte. They are derived from photographs, collages, photocopies, and student tracings done with school windows substituting for light tables. Ruby Chacon rendered them from their original varied forms to create the final full-color mural. “Drawings are like musical scales for musicians,” says Chacon.
This painting is the second Chacon mural to grace Horizonte. It was a collaborative project involving current students. Located in the east lobby, it welcomes one and all – portraying Horizonte’s inclusivity, and was painted five years ago on the eve of former administrator James Anderson’s retirement.|Ruby Chacon, a product of the west side and proud alumnist of Horizonte School, speaks at the unveiling of “Pursuit of Dream(ers),” her latest mural on Horizonte’s second floor. The artwork features portraits of past, but mostly present students. Twenty people were involved in the making of the mural.|“Pursuit of Dream(ers)” was officially unveiled on May 22, 2015. There were twenty individuals involved in this project at the beginning, with an ongoing design team of five artists, and two students working each day during the painting phase of the project.|“Saraswati,” Ruby Chacon’s first mural for Horizonte took several years to paint, with an ever-changing crew of students. The four-story mural has graced the west side of the building on Richards Street near 1300 South for almost a decade.|These process drawings were displayed at the reception prior to “Pursuit of Dream(ers)” in the library at Horizonte. They are derived from photographs, collages, photocopies, and student tracings done with school windows substituting for light tables. Ruby Chacon rendered them from their original varied forms to create the final full-color mural. “Drawings are like musical scales for musicians,” says Chacon.|| This painting is the second Chacon mural to grace Horizonte. It was a collaborative project involving current students. Located in the east lobby, it welcomes one and all – portraying Horizonte’s inclusivity, and was painted five years ago on the eve of former administrator James Anderson’s retirement.|Ruby Chacon, a product of the west side and proud alumnist of Horizonte School, speaks at the unveiling of “Pursuit of Dream(ers),” her latest mural on Horizonte’s second floor. The artwork features portraits of past, but mostly present students. Twenty people were involved in the making of the mural.|“Pursuit of Dream(ers)” was officially unveiled on May 22, 2015. There were twenty individuals involved in this project at the beginning, with an ongoing design team of five artists, and two students working each day during the painting phase of the project.|“Saraswati,” Ruby Chacon’s first mural for Horizonte took several years to paint, with an ever-changing crew of students. The four-story mural has graced the west side of the building on Richards Street near 1300 South for almost a decade.|These process drawings were displayed at the reception prior to “Pursuit of Dream(ers)” in the library at Horizonte. They are derived from photographs, collages, photocopies, and student tracings done with school windows substituting for light tables. Ruby Chacon rendered them from their original varied forms to create the final full-color mural. “Drawings are like musical scales for musicians,” says Chacon.|| ||||||
By The West View