The unveiling of a student produced mural meant to encourage healthy food and lifestyle will take place December 10th at Ramey Market.
Students at Dunbar High School have been working on an art mural on the outside of Ramey Market for two weeks now.
There were 15 students in total working on the mural from the AP Art class at Dunbar high school.
While the goal of this project was to enhance healthy food options, student Kourtney Humphrey said that it more about the community.
“So basically this is a way to start to improve our community,” Humphrey said. “This was our way to put our mark that we were here.”
Humphrey said that when she grows up she wants people to know where she came from and what she did for her community.
Sajade Miller, the principal of Dunbar High School, said that they were made aware of the project because of the Blue Zones.
The Blue Zones is a project that is trying to improve and help communities become healthier and better places by doing project like this one.
“The goal was to rally bring some healthy food options to the store because you often see students with a bag of chips and other food that is not really good for them,” said Miller.
Miller said that there is a need for this in the community and said they are learning things that you can not learn in a textbook.
Devyn Gaudet, the school’s art teacher, said the idea for the art mural was given to them by the store’s owner.
“We were asked to design a mural that promoted family, the neighborhood, and community,” Gaudet said.
Students were asked to design, make changes, and get the project approved by the school and store.
Gaudet said that this project teaches them real world art skills and they get to learn how to paint a wall instead of a piece of paper.