MRAC Schedules 2018 Youth Mural Camp at Silver City Public Library
This is the 12th year of the Mimbres Region Arts Council's Youth Mural Camp. The Mural Camp will run from Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 20. This year’s mural camp takes place at the Silver City Public Library: campers will also work upstairs at Leyba & Ingalls ARTS. Diana Ingalls Leyba, Lead Artist and Assistant Erika Burleigh will lead the camp this year. Camp participants will design, make tiles, and mosaic the large planter on the College Street side of the library as well as update the library sign. Mural Campers will also work on other creative activities as well as working on the mural. This year's craft activities will be just as enticing as last year's. Craft activities may include silk screening, mono printing, painting on ceramic items and more. Mural Camp tuition for children 6-12 is $165 for 2 weeks and $110 for 1 week. Some scholarships are available. Campers attend camp from 9 am - 12 pm each day. Apprentice Interns are ages 13-14; their tuition is free with work hours from 8:30-3:30. Interns are 15 and older and are a paid position and act as "camp counselors". Their work hours are from 8:30-3:30. Interns help work with the campers on the mural work and craft activities. Applications for campers and interns are available at the MRAC office located in the Wells Fargo Bank, 1201 Pope Street, or call 575-538-2505, Tuesday-Friday from 9-4 or at Leyba & Ingalls ARTS, 315 N. Bullard Street, Mon-Sat 10-6, 575-388-5725. The Mural Site Sponsor is the Silver City Library Foundation. Mural Program Sponsors are the Lineberry Foundation, Syzygy Tileworks, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate, Comcast, Morning Star, Finishing Touch, J&J Signs, and Leyba & Ingalls ARTS. Program Funders are the National Endowment for the Arts and New Mexico Arts. The mural dedication is on Friday, July 20 at 12 pm.