The City of Temecula, Community Services Department and Temecula Valley Museum announce a new Student Art Mural at Sam Hicks Monument Park (28300 Mercedes Street). This temporary public art piece celebrates Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.
The Student Art Mural Project seeks to support emerging artists by providing a space to showcase their craft. Each month, student artists have the opportunity to paint a mural on varying topics facilitated by Bigfoot Graphics. This month, in celebration of the Citizenship Day on September 17, 2021, this mural has a Temecula Citizenship theme created by 18-year-old art student Isabel Ivy Wallace, a recent graduate of Springs Charter School. Her goal was to capture the essence of the citizens of Temecula crediting her friends for encouraging her and her parents for being the inspiration for the faces.
On September 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers signed the U.S. Constitution. Since then, the Constitution has served as the supreme law of the land. The Constitution, along with the Bill of Rights and other amendments, define our government and guarantee our rights. On Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, an event which falls during Constitution Week, many people in the United States recognize the anniversary of the nation’s constitution and the efforts and responsibilities of all citizens. In the summer of 1787, delegates convened in Philadelphia to create “a more perfect union” and to craft the country's constitution. They worked to develop a framework that would provide balance and freedom, taking into account federal and state interests, as well as individual human rights. The delegates signed the Constitution of the United States on September 17 that year. By June 21, 1788, the Constitution was effective, having been approved by nine of the 13 states.
Temecula Mayor Maryann Edwards commented, “The City of Temecula honors Constitution Day and Citizenship Day with this depiction of the faces of Temecula by artist Isabel Ivy Wallace. This mural is a wonderful reminder that the words ‘We The People’ are symbols of unity and cooperation, and enhances the spirit of inclusion and patriotism, not just for our country as a whole, but for the citizens of Temecula in particular.”
The mural will be displayed at Sam Hicks Monument Park beginning the first week of September and will be officially unveiled on September 14, 2021 at 3:00 pm. The public is welcome to attend the unveiling. The museum also celebrates Constitution Day and Citizenship Day through facts and free crafts in the Temecula Valley Woman’s Club Art and Education Room. All are welcome! The Student Art Mural Project is organized by Temecula Valley Museum. Local art students are invited to paint murals on canvas that will be displayed monthly in Sam Hicks Monument Park. For more information, please call (951) 694-6450.