The Calico Rock Gifted and Talented (GT) program has finished its first two interactive murals. At the beginning of the school year, GT Coordinator Kish Pool and student representative Maddie Thornton attended a city council meeting to take the idea to a vote. The council voted unanimously to approve the project.The idea is to encourage tourism, as well as to encourage locals to get out and explore Calico Rock.
Zoie Stapleton was the artist to bring these murals alive. She took multiple days to sketch and then direct the other students in the painting process. When it came to shading, Pool and Stapleton took charge, as the project lasted a few weeks.
Photo: (from left) Kish Pool and Zoie Stapleton
Those who participated in painting Calico Rock’s first ever interactive murals are Stapleton-artist, Emma Grigg, Bella Hall, Thornton, Brooke Littrell, John David Mitchell, Karter Walker, Riley Whiteaker, Stratton Sanders, Alia Kearbey, Mylie Waire, Cassidy Mendez, Isaac McClain, Zane Fountain, Grasyn Sanders and Pool.
The Calico Rock High School Gifted and Talented students would like to encourage you to visit the murals located on the Calico Rock City Hall building and help promote them by taking pictures and posting them on all social media outlets.
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