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November 17th, 2014
Community to dedicate Children’s Park mural, sculpture


The city of San Marcos will host a public ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 to dedicate a recently completed mural on the restrooms at Children’s Park, 205 S. CM Allen Parkway.

Officials will also unveil a new sculpture by artist George Lundeen titled “Life’s Lessons,” the first in a series of three public art installations that will be going up in San Marcos in the coming months.

Titled “Enchanted Waters,” the mural by artist Mabel Sirup, is one of a series to be created throughout San Marcos. The murals are located in high visibility areas that have been repeatedly defaced with graffiti.

The art highlights the unique areas of San Marcos, including the river, Native American culture, as well as plants and animals that inhabit the community.

People in the community joined Sirup on “Community Paint Day” to put their mark on the mural by adding a flower, animal or handprint to the wall. The Nature Center Camp and the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Texas brought groups of children to the mural to help Sirup paint.

For information, contact the San Marcos Parks & Recreation department at 512-393-8400.

COVER: Sirrup’s mural on the restrooms at Children’s Park, which the artist has titled “Enchanted Waters.” PHOTO by TREY HATT/CITY OF SAN MARCOS

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