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Fred H. Rohr Elementary // Chula Vista
Mural Artist: Liesel Plambeck
Welcome to Fred H. Rohr Elementary! A school of transformation, growth, kindness, and collaboration. Led by Liesel Plambeck, this mural serves to welcome all to a special space.
Over fifty 5th and 6th grade students from the classes of 2022 contributed their time, care, and focus on painting this mural. Not only did the participating students paint much of the wall, but they also helped inspire the design through pre-painting mural workshops by sharing their words, ideas, and drawings for what they could see for the front of their school. The result is this stunning and colorful legacy mural stretching across the whole front of the campus.
This mural features lion pride with the larger than life school mascot of the Rohr Lion looking out to the horizon, but there is a lot more to be found in this work. The importance of our natural world can be seen with different flowers and a sea of jungle palms. All of these plants represent growth and the flowers serve to bring an uplifting and joyful feeling right as you enter the school. The big stars floating in the sky symbolize youth and collective goals and dreams. The word “Welcome” can be seen from far away and it is there of course, right at the front office, to welcome all to the Rohr Family. In all, this mural is a big reminder of what can be achieved when many people collaborate together with kindness and dedication.
This project was made possible in part by the City of Chula Vista and the Create Chula Vista Arts Grant.