Winters Mural Class
Big Day Of Giving Is Here!
Winters Is Stronger When We Give Together!
Winters Participation Gallery is joining with 7 other Winters nonprofits for this year's Big Day of Giving. Donate today by going to www.bdog-winters.org
Winters Participation Gallery
is raising funds for the 2021 Winters Mural Class and History Mural.
Please Support the Winters Mural Class
Donate here: www.bigdayofgiving.org/wpg
Over the last three summers, Winters has become a more beautiful place to live . . . one wall at a time! Anyone who drives into Winters off of 505 is greeted by the mural on Town and Country Market. If you travel down Main Street you catch a glimpse of the mural on the side and back walls of Winters Laundryworks. And if your route takes you off Railroad onto Russell Street, you can’t miss the magnificent mural on the John Rogers building at the intersection of First Street. Each of these murals includes aspects of Winters history and each is part of the Winters Historical Mural Project sponsored by the Winters Participation Gallery (WPG).
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2020 Winters History Mural
The Winters Express Covers the Signing Party
"Before" and "After" Photos!
Local Murals Make It Into The Winters Express
Thanks to the Winters Express for including an article about the local murals in the Welcome to Winters 2020 publication. Please pick up a copy while they are available, or . . .
"Follow the Progress" Video
Follow the Progress! (07/24/2020)
Follow the progress in the creation of the Winters History Mural 2020 by the amazing artists of the Winters Mural Class! This video shows the work through Friday, July 24. The mural should be finished in August.
Photos from work site.
The Story Behind The Winters Historical Mural Project
Since its founding in 2002, the Winters Participation Gallery (WPG), an arts nonprofit, has focused its support on emerging artists in the Winters area. What began as a brick and mortar organization, evolved into a “gallery without walls” when the Board decided to concentrate on murals created by students. Over the last five years, several Senior Capstone murals have been sponsored by WPG, and for the third summer, WPG is conducting a summer class titled “The Winters Historical Mural Project.” During the summer of 2018, the stunning mural on the east side of Lorenzo's Town and Country Market was created under the direction of professional muralist, Jaime Montiel. In 2019, Kate Humphrey, Winters High School art teacher coordinated the design phase of the project, and Jaime Montiel along with Cel Galabasa oversaw the implementation stage on the east and north walls of Winters Laundryworks. That mural depicts laundry through the ages and focuses on the diverse cultures that have been a part of Winters history. For 2020, following the safety protocols of the CDC due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Winters Participation Gallery, and eighteen students are painting the east wall of the John Rogers building which currently houses the Winters History Museum. Once again, Kate Humphrey will work with students on the design and Jaime Montiel and Cel Galabasa will coordinate the students during the implementation phase. The mural will be completed in early August.