Students at Las Cruces school paint “Wall of Healing”


Courtesy of Las Cruces Public Schools

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (KTSM) – A local artist and students at a Las Cruces public school created a mural in dedication to residents who dedicated their lives to public service.

A colorful landscape, capturing all the characteristics of the region, is painted on the wall of Rio Grande Preparatory Institute. Deemed the “Wall of Healing,” the mural also shows the faces of Maggie R. Rodriguez, Jed Hendee, Susie Hendee, Karen Trujillo, and Angel Barrio.

“We’re always grasping for things that help unite us as a community and as a school,” Christopher Bardey, an art and career technical education teacher said. “I saw this as a way to help us as a group, even in the broader community of Mesilla, feel like we’re helping each other to heal over the last couple of years since they’ve been so traumatic.”

Local artists Lorenzo Zepeda and 15 students came together to work on the mural over five days, according to school officials. Together, the group mapped out the backdrop for the mural and the portraits paying homage to education leaders who have passed on.

For local and breaking news, sports, weather alerts, video and more, download the FREE KTSM 9 News App from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

KTSM Video Center

Haitian migrants share experience from Del Rio, hundred processed in El Paso

City Council takes no action on proposed rate by El Paso Electric

KTSM 6pm news update 09/29/2021

Ammunition shortage continues as Fall hunting season begins

KTSM 5pm news update 09/27/2021

Annunciation House

More El Paso News
Advertise with KTSM 9 Link