Fairmont Elementary: Growing Minds

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Artist: Laila Espinoza

Location: Fairmont Elementary, 724 Kearney St

City: El Cerrito

Date Painted: 2009

Date Photographed: 2022

Photographer: East Bay Walls

Description: Profiles of two faces looking at each other, the branches of trees intertwining, the sun, flowers and butterflies, the mural brings to mind the endless possibilities that come with knowledge.

Notes: Information about the mural from https://sites.google.com/site/fairmontschool/recentevents: The mural was dedicated to outgoing Principal Brenda Surgers. The mural took almost three months to complete and was the debut mural the artist. The mural was commissioned by the Fairmont PTA. The theme of “Growing Minds” is a continuation of the school's vision as a great place to grow. Almost all 60 kindergarten students at Fairmont School took part in creating the mural by painting flowers and grasses. East Bay Paint Center at 990 San Pablo Ave. in Albany donated paint. Parents and guardians Alejandra Escobedo and Jeff Sochet; Barbara Bates; Karen Novak; and Rick Arroyo made donations towards preserving the mural.