Cold Spring Mural Project by Shannon McEvoy
Cold Spring, Minnesota USA
An Honors Thesis Project by Shannon McEvoy, Art and Hispanic Studies Double Major at the College of Saint Benedict, in partnership with Casa Guadalupe Multicultural Community (CGMC). The mural takes a multicultural perspective on the history of Cold Spring and hopes for the future. It will be on the Cleaning Center’s west-facing wall, courtesy of business owner Dan Kippley. The painting is taking place throughout August into the beginning of September. Anyone age 10 or older is invited to come paint! To sign up to paint and learn more about how you can help, contact Shannon at (952)807-6702, email: firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> or CGMC at (320)685-3949.
***** THIS STORY SPONSORED IN PART BY...
Sponsored by Tom Graham and State Farm Insurance in Cold Spring, Minnesota
Symbol and History Key:
1. Spirit of the past – Indigneous woman wearing a cloak of stars that references the Virgin of Guadalupe and the Native American concept of Grandmother Moon
2. Spirit of the past – Caucaisan woman wearing a head scarf that flows into the sky.
3. Swirl – Aztec symbol of speech
4. Bubbles – refer to the old pop factory that existed in Cold Spring at the beginning of the 20th century.
5. Corn – an abundant crop in the area that originated in Mexico
6. Granite Pit – a significant industry in Cold Spring
7. Three grasshoppers crawling on a granite boulder – represents the grasshopper plague of the 1870s.
8. One of several fire rings constructed to mark the places where Native American tribes used to gather in the Rocori area.
9. A female worker picking potatoes
10. Workers picking sugarbeets among the roots
11. Women’s hair coming together to form the Sauk River
12. Corn fields
13. Casa Guadalupe
14. An old riverfront home
15. The original St. Boniface church that was torn down in 2004
16. The old flour mill – one of the towns’ first buildings
17. A farm with a cow and two chickens
18. A combine, suggesting modernization
19. Hands growing from roots of the past, reaching for the future
20. The train
21. Children playing on a merry-go-round
22. The grown-up children walking toward the horizon
23. The sun – in movement, the Aztec concept of Ollin.
Would You Like To Help Paint The Mural?
If you would like to paint, please respond with a 2-hour time slot that fits your schedule. (The waiver form is also attached in case you have not filled that out yet. I'll collect those at the wall).
- Download MURAL RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY(1).pages
Download EL MURAL - CESION Y RENUNCIA DE RESPONSABILIDAD.pages
This week we have open:
Saturday, August 13: 9-11, 12-2, 2:30-4:30, and 4:30-6:30
Sunday, August 14: 2:30 - 6:30pm
Monday, August 15: 9am-4:30pm
Tuesday, August 16: 9am-4:30pm
Wednesday, August 17: 9am-4:30pm
Saturday, August 20, 9am to 6:30pm with a break from 11am to 12pm.
If you are not into painting, donations for paint, water, and snacks for the volunteers are always welcome!
Please forward this email on to your friends! Thanks for all your support!
(952)807-6702, email: firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>
or CGMC at (320)685-3949.