Latest News – June 6
New Mural Planned for Kiddie Korral
The original “Under The Sea” Kiddie Korral Painted Corner Project was created at the corner of Poplar and E. 9th Street back in 2009, yet somehow it seems that it’s been on display longer than that. Readers may remember what a great community effort it was, with the art students from Lake County High School proudly signing their names next to their underwater creations, which they often re-visited during trips to the popular, well-used park.
In fact, last week when Leadville Today posted a preview regarding the replacement of the Under-The-Sea mural design, one mother wrote, “Awwww ? My girls call that the Nemo park …,” referring to the Disney character which was added to the wall along with Dory in 2014 by Alumnae Leadville students Sonja (LCHS Class of 2008) and Tim who was employed with the Leadville Maintenance Department at the time.
But murals fade and times change. Plus, when you endure winters at 10,200 feet, it’s nice to have something new, something bright and colorful to look at in contrast to all the white snow! And the new mural design that will be presented for approval at tonight’s Leadville City Council meeting does just that!
The new Kiddie Korral mural will be installed by the Leadville Arts Coalition (LAC) under the direction of Leadville artist and teacher Amanda Good, along with a host of volunteers. For a sample of other great mural installations, be sure to check out the the Courthouse Geologic Mosaic Mural and the Four Seasons Leadville Community Park Mural.
Tonight, Good will present the new “out-of-this-world” design. Below is a small snippet of the drawing provided by the LAC. The phrase “Do Something Awesome Today” will also be inscribed on the long wall (Poplar Street) and the word “Elevate” on the short E. 9th Street side wall.
“Multi-colored planets and stars will fill in areas on the all dark background. Text will also be multicolored…which we feel will really pop visually on the dark background,” explained LAC representative Marsha Carter.
If things move forward, the next step is installation and painting which is presently planned for Sunday and Monday, June 25 – 26. If you want to become involved or donate to the cause, please contact Amanda Good at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On another Kiddie Korral note, during the online discussion on the Leadville Today Facebook Page it was noted by one parent that the playground facility could use some attention and that certain pieces of equipment were not safe. Summer is here, let’s make sure the kids stay safe at Leadville’s Kiddie Korral.