06 May 2014

Sad piece of Tucson history ~

This colorful and intriguing story-telling mural is on the west-facing side of The Wildcat School, a charter school that was highly touted when it opened as it had a direct connection to the University of Arizona. The vision for the school was to provide a rigorous math and science focused curriculum for low income students. Unfortunately, it received two consecutive "D" grades and it closed. Now it it is fenced in and abandoned. Sad, very sad.

The mural displays many southwest elements - coyote, saguaro and other cacti, Man in the Maze, mountain lion.... the full mural is here, displayed in pieces. I am assuming that the students designed and painted this beauty.

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