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Posted on: July 10, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Temecula Valley Museum’s Arts & Culture Division Unveiling New Mural Celebrating Japanese Marine Day

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The City of Temecula, Community Services Department, and Temecula Valley Museum announce a new Emerging Artist Mural in Sam Hicks Monument Park (28300 Mercedes Street).  This temporary, public art piece honors Japan’s annual celebration Marine Day.  The mural features a beautiful ocean scene depicting Japanese maritime culture painted by Clarissa Lee and her students.

This Emerging Artist Mural was installed in early July and will be on display through the month of August, in celebration of Japanese Marine Day on JUL 17, and to honor Temecula’s Sister City, Daisen, which is located next to the ocean in Tottori Prefecture in Japan.  The mural was a joint effort of students from Temecula Preparatory School, Murrieta Valley High School, and James L. Day Middle School, under the direction of Clarissa Lee.  Participating Student Artists included: 

  • From Temecula Preparatory School: Sabrina Del Val, Kenna Steffan, Sophia Patterson, Samantha Greener, Kaitlyn Green, Shiloh Hernandez, Izzy Newport, Bella Stradnick, Colin Reyes, Zara Del Gaiso, Aiden Abalos, Brooklyn Goetze, Jessica Lu, Hanna Witherby, Brooklyn Horspool, Kye Stone, Minh Tran, Faith Cie, Sascha Bush, Jyllina R, Twila Majam, Jaiden Anonical, Alex Assaad, Juliette, Kayla Bautista, Brenna Robinson
  • From Murrieta Valley High School: Joelle Nguyen, Skyli Anderson, Zoe Ruiz, Sarah Lee, Claire Shen, Erin Coleman
  • From James L. Day Middle School: Abby Lee

Clarissa Lee states that the students “wanted to convey the beauty of Japan's islands and ocean. We depicted the ocean swirling around famous Japanese landmarks.”

The mural is now displayed in Sam Hicks Monument Park and will be officially unveiled on WED, JUL 12, 2023, at 5:00 pm.  The students and their families will be present, and refreshments will be available.  The public is welcome to attend.  The museum will also celebrate Japanese Marine Day through facts and free crafts in the museums Art and Education Room. 

The Emerging Artist Mural Project seeks to support emerging artists by providing a space to showcase their craft. Artists can paint a mural on varying topics, facilitated by Bigfoot Graphics.   For more information, including how to become a participating artist, please call (951) 694-6450.                                          

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