John J. Montgomery Welcome Mural // January 2022

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John J. Elementary // Chula Vista

Mural Artist: Liesel Plambeck

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Welcome to John J. Montgomery Elementary in Chula Vista. This pop of color on the wall is the first thing you see as you walk into school. Designed by Liesel Plambeck, this welcome mural was painted by the entire 6th grade class. 

The students also helped inspire the mural imagery through pre-painting mural workshops. Repeating themes of ocean, sun, waves, and palm trees were seen in the student drawing ideas. Many students also drew their school mascot of the eagle as you can see flying across the sun. With Montgomery being an arts-focused school, this is represented with the paintbrush imagery.

The 6th grade students did such an amazing job on their legacy project. What a beautiful gift to give before going to middle school.

This mural was funded in part by Turnaround Arts: CA.