Keeper of the Plans

16 new murals coming to north Wichita this summer

From left: Priscella Brown, Connie Fitzpatrick, members of WSU Sigma Psi Zeta, Baxter Suber, Bernardo Trevizo, Heather Byers and Kamela Eaton.
From left: Priscella Brown, Connie Fitzpatrick, members of WSU Sigma Psi Zeta, Baxter Suber, Bernardo Trevizo, Heather Byers and Kamela Eaton. Courtesy

Horizontes, the grant-funded art initiative in Wichita’s North End and Northeast neighborhoods, announced Friday it has commissioned 16 murals from 14 different artists to be painted this summer.

The event, dubbed the Horizontes Summer Mural Jam, is scheduled for July 20-25 in various locations throughout the North End and Northeast neighborhoods.

The murals will “showcase the cultural identity and diversity found in the neighborhoods, tell the stories and histories of the neighborhoods, and center the narratives and aesthetics of people of color,” according to a news release.

Artists selected for the project include:

  • Ella Baccus

  • Bernardo Trevizo
  • Kamela Eaton
  • WSU Sigma Psi Zeta
  • Ric Dunwoody
  • Alexis Revierre
  • Heidi Cruz
  • Priscella Brown
  • Baxter Suber
  • Heather Byers
  • Connie Fitzpatrick (of Lawrence)
  • Brady Scott (of Salina)
  • Jose Hernandez (of Little Rock, Ark.)

Murals will be painted in different spots throughout the neighborhood — the most visible of which include murals in the 13th Street train underpass, the NoMar Theater and the Historic Dunbar Theatre.

Horizontes received a $100,000 grant from the Knight Foundation last year — and its centerpiece will be a mural to be painted on the Beachner Grain Elevator.

For more information about the project, visit www.horizontes-project.com.

The Confluence Community Center on Commerce Street, along with Dandelion Collective and other community partners, held a mural making workshop for kids on Saturday, July 15, 2017.

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