Mural Movement Brightens KCPS Community


Kansas City Public Schools and community organizations have partnered to turn empty walls into inspirational pieces of art for students and the community. This past month, artists have painted murals at Woodland Early Learning (full story here) and Whittier Elementary School (full story here.)

In the latest installment, KCPS partnered with United Way and local artists Rodrigo Alvarez and Isaac Tapia to paint two news murals at Richardson Early Learning. Alvarez and Tapia painted several playground walls and transformed a room into an area now called the, “fishbowl.” The fishbowl is a place where Richardson students can relax and decompress throughout the day.

Alvarez and Tapis are both KCPS graduates from Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts.

To see photos from the mural dedication, visit the KCPS Flickr page.