Daily High School students created and painted a large mural now installed at Glendale’s Montrose branch library. An unveiling celebration took place on March 15, 2016 with members of the Friends of the Glendale Public Library board attending. The Friends provided funds for the mural’s painting and installation.
The mural is an underground scene of burrowing animals and insects that will show children who view it how these animals thrive below ground. It decorates an outdoor retaining wall visible from a window in the children’s section of the library – camouflaging the former eyesore.
Roger Dolin, owner of Mural Environments, and Emily Goff, Daily High School art teacher, work together with the Daily High School design class to create murals like the one now installed in Montrose. Students collaborate with clients until mural ideas take shape. Once a design has been approved, students paint the mural at the Daily campus, on a synthetic fabric that is later permanently mounted to another surface at the mural’s installation site.
The mural’s unveiling was covered by the Glendale News-Press and was enthusiastically welcomed by children visiting the library.
Through fundraising and advocacy, The Friends support special projects like these, as well as educational and cultural programs attended by thousands of adults and children in Glendale.