Saturday: Give your feedback on ideas for a new mural at McCoppin Elementary

A concept mural for McCoppin Elementary by Erin Yoshi

This summer, a new mural is being painted at McCoppin Elementary School (651 6th Ave between Balboa and Cabrillo).

This Saturday, July 15, the creators of the mural – the Asian American Women Artists Association – are hosting a community workshop to take ideas and feedback from the neighborhood.

Lead artist on the mural, Erin Yoshi, will be there to lead the discussion. Yoshi has created murals around the world in places like Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, the Philippines, Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands and across the United States.

“She uses her creative practice to inspire, engage and transform space. Yoshi’s work encompasses abstract color vibrations with figurative storytelling. Through her practice, she strives to create hope and lines of camaraderie,” according to Yoshi’s website.

Frank McCoppin Elementary is a three-time, decorated Title I Academic Achievement Award school and in 2011, it was named a California Distinguished School. The school is over 100 years old and serves a small student body of just 275, grades K through 5. They offer both a bi-lingual Cantonese/English program along with a conventional English learning program.

Saturday’s meeting will take place at the Richmond Recreation Center at 251 18th Avenue, from 3 – 4:30pm. RSVP is not required, but organizers have requested that attendees register online.

Sarah B.

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