Latinos in Action at the 9-Line Pump Track

Latinos in Action students Help Envision Future Public Art at the 9-Line Pump Track

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Students from the Latinos in Action program at Glendale Middle School bicycled to the 9-Line Pump Track (900 South and 700 West) to offer their ideas for a future public art installation at the site on Thursday, April 7. The art installation consisted of painting murals and bicycle frames. Students also had the chance to ride the pump track and enjoy Belgian waffles from Waffle Love food truck. They also had the opportunity for Salt Lake Tribune to capture their involvement.

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The event is a part of “OurSLC: Claim it!”, a city-managed, community-driven art project funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The project will result in public art installations in three locations on Salt Lake City’s west side: 9-Line Pump Track, Fred and Ila Rose Fife Wetland Preserve, and Sorenson Unity Center. The installations are expected to be complete by the end of the year.

 

Practicing Artist Statements

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We paired our Altoid box claims with a written statement and the effect was powerful.  These tiny little boxes carry much more weight when given a little insight into the artist’s mind.

We are excited to display these pieces in our art show coming to the Sorenson Unity Center soon!  It will be a show worth seeing.

I am always impressed with the LIA classes.  It looks like chaos but we actually get a lot done.  I challenged each student to push themselves to create a finished piece and they certainly did.

 

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Sarah Kappos

Art Educator