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For Immediate Release:


Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Mural Becomes Community Joint Venture





(GOODYEAR, AZ) - When Goodyear Fire Chief Mark Gaillard expressed interest in having a mural painted by kids inside the new Fire Administrative Office, at Venida Business Center, it became quite a joint venture! After building owners Dick and Eric Cornwell graciously agreed to allow the mural to be painted on the wall of their building, Lili Schuett, Goodyear Community Services Manager, contacted Bernadette Mills at the West Valley Arts Council (WVAC). Mills found artist Bryan Kilgore and arranged for students from Estrella High School to do the project. The Chief liked Bryan's work, so it was full steam ahead. The $2,000 project cost was split between the Community Services Department and the Fire Department. WVAC coordinated the mural from start to finish at no cost to the city.


The colorful mural, done in animated cartoon style, depicts a fire scene with a burning building, on-lookers pointing and firemen rushing to the scene. Kilgore drew the picture and the students painted it.


Fire Mural Team

Pictured from left to right, Estrella High School students Andrea Valenzuela, Diana Zozaya, German Barreras, teacher Margaret Lieu, artist Bryan Kilgore, and student Georgette Chaco


Fire Mural


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