La Biblioteca Is Alive!
By Jade Arroyo
This Friday, January 20, we attended two events at La Biblioteca Pública. One was related to art and the other, to oral history. Both events were united by the immortal name of Stirling Dickinson.
The students of the Stirling Dickinson School of Art and those who love art and kids gathered to see the first mural completed by the group of young artists, located on the first floor next to the Café Santa Ana.
This mural is a 12 x 12 foot wall, completed by 10 very talented students of San Miguel. Each fall, a new mural will be created within La Biblioteca.
The students, under the direction of the teacher Rick Brunson, are Ilse Guerrero, Ricardo Jiménez, Mathilde Fay, Jhessu Acosta, José Soria, Martha Escobar, Heidi Hernández, Uriel Mendoza, Paolo Aguilar, and Daniel Beltrán. The mural was unveiled by the art group and board members Robert Merrill and Ali Zerrifi, who reiterated their commitment to education and spreading of culture to the new generations. “The Stirling Dickinson School of Art is dedicated to supporting young talent,” said Brunson
At five o’clock in the afternoon, a large line of attendees waited to enter the enlightening lecture “Life and Legacy of Stirling Dickinson” by the academic Eva Luz Turrubiates. Both events were free, presented to spread the culture and encourage the creation of support networks among the community.