Monday, February 05, 2007
HISTORY ON A WALL
Due to declining enrollment at Sanchez Elementary School in Pacifica, California, its buildings were closed and the City Fathers were wondering what to do with the space. A local coalition of artists and performers did all the work to transform the unused school into the Sanchez Art and Performing Center.
Artist Andrew Leone designed this mural and the painting was done by volunteer artists. The Center belongs to the City and was dedicated in 1998.
The pictures depict the very large acreage which was the ranch belonging to the Sanchez family. Before the Sanchezs arrived the Ohlone Indians lived here and were experts in basket weaving and working with wood and reeds. Those activities are shown on the left half of the mural. the right side shows how the area was used for many years as a school and a sports facility.
TO GET A CLOSER VIEW CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO ENLARGE IT.