New Trinidad Dinosaur Mural

Press Release

Make way for a new Art mural in town! The Trinidad Youth Mural Program has commissioned a new art installation on the corner of Elm and Linden Ave in downtown Trinidad.

This public mural will be created by the Trinidad Youth Mural Program who provides opportunities for local artistic and creative youth to create works of art. The Program is co-lead by a college student Rylee Baca and Trinidad State’s visual arts professor, Ily Reiling, along with four high school sophomores: Grace Baca, Elise Wright, Kami Furia, and Madison Abeyta.

These young artists aim to create a mural that represents Trinidad’s strong history of prehistoric creatures in the form of dinosaurs. These creatures may be long gone, but their fossils, tracks, and history are shared within the unique landscape that surrounds Trinidad.

Photo from the Trinidad Youth Mural Program website

As of September 2021, the mural is still in phase one, which involves developing out the mural. In the second phase, the group will add a poem from a local writer to the mural, as well as add information about the mural, the artists, and a donor list next to the mural on a separate wall.

you can read more about this art mural on the Trinidad Youth Mural Program website here

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