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Biblioteca’s First Mural by the Stirling Dickinson Escuela de Arte

By Rick Brunson

I invite everyone who loves art and children to visit Biblioteca’s first mural by Stirling Dickinson Escuela de Arte, located on the first floor next to Santa Ana restaurant. This 12- by 21-foot art work was completed by 10 very talented San Miguel high school students. A new mural will be created inside La Biblioteca each fall.

Mural inauguration
By the students from the Stirling Dickinson Escuela de Arte
Fri, Jan 20, 4pm
On the first floor next to Café Santa Ana
Also, on the same day at 5pm Eva Luz Turrubiates will have a lecture on Stirling Dickinson, Life and Legacy at Teatro Santa Ana
Students: Ilse Guerrero, Ricardo Jiménez, Mathilde Fay, Jhessu Acosta, José Soria, Martha Escobar, Heidi Hernández, Uriel Mendoza, Paolo Aguilar, and Daniel Beltrán,
Welcome to Stirling Dickinson Escuela de Arte

During my first visit to San Miguel in 2008, I was surprised and saddened to learn that Mexican public high school students didn’t receive art instruction. In my 34 years of teaching art and administration (K–12 and university), many of my most talented and hardworking students were Latino, so after I retired and moved to SMA, Stirling Dickinson Escuela de Arte was born.

Stirling Dickinson Escuela de Arte is La Biblioteca’s and my first step in responding to this issue. We know our school doesn’t solve the problem, but it does offer opportunity to San Miguel’s most talented and motivated art students. Admission is open to 14 to 17-year-olds by portfolio review. We currently accept 12 students per trimester. There are no fees (for instruction or materials), attendance is strict, and classes are from American university art and design curricula.


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