TRI-CITIES, Wash. — A giant mural — “Una Herencia Viva!” — depicting the renewal of educational opportunities for the Latino community, will be dedicated Friday (Jan. 16) at 10 a.m. on the WSU Tri-Cities campus in Richland.
The mural by Pasco artist Gabriela Rosales (which translates to “The Heritage Lives!”) measures nine feet by four feet. It will hang in the East Building foyer on the WSU campus, making it the largest such permanent interior work of its type in the Tri-Cities.
The brilliantly colored, 36-square-foot mural symbolizes the Latino cultural heritage that centers on education, said Genoveva Morales Ledesma, director of the WSU Tri-Cities Latino Outreach program. The artist’s vision encompasses the scientific achievements of the Aztecs and other indigenous peoples of what is now modern Mexico. It demonstrates the bridge between history, culture and the educational opportunities available to Latinos at WSU Tri-Cities.
Participating in the dedication will be Ledesma, Rosales, Chancellor Larry James and representatives of WSU’s Latino Initiative for Development of Educational Renewal Advisory Board.
WSU Tri–Cities is located at 2710 University Drive. From George Washington Way, head east on Sprout Road, then west on University Drive. For more information on the event, contact Ledesma at (509) 7308.