Learn more about the Duerksen mural at Ulrich talk

Join a community discussion with Colombian muralist Nathalia Gallego, or GLeo; and Armando Minjarez, artist, designer, and community organizer on Thursday, April 11 at 210 McKnight Art Center. GLeo and Minjarez will speak about their experiences working collaboratively to create the “Horizontes Project” on Wichita’s north end, as well as the “Adelante Juntos/Forward Together,” which GLeo will create at the Duerksen Amphitheater project.

Spanish to English translation will be available. A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the discussion beginning at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.

In 2018, WSU students and alums contributed research and volunteer time to the Horizontes Project. “El Sueño Original – The Original Dream,” located at 519 E. 20th St. N. on the Beachner Grain Elevator, was a major part of that project. GLeo painted this massive mural, which was the largest of its kind in the United States at the time of its creation. The artist returned to Wichita in late March and has been designing a mural for the WSU campus, “Adelante Juntos /Forward Together,” which she will begin painting on the walls of Duerksen Amphitheater this week.

Local artist Armando Minjárez originally brought GLeo to Wichita as a Knight Cities Challenge winner with the Horizontes Project. He is also producing this new amphitheater mural for the Ulrich Museum of Art with support from Wichita State University’s Office of Hispanic Initiatives; Student Government Association; Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO); Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives; the Office of Diversity and Inclusion; the Office of the President; and the Office of Strategic Communications and Marketing. A public unveiling of the mural is scheduled for May 3.