MHS Students Find Cuban Inspiration
Recently, a team of Milton Hershey School art students spent three days painting a Cuban inspired mural in the Clyde Stacks Visual Arts Center Gallery.
The mural is a visually stunning representation of life in Cuba. The images were chosen by the student artists and with the help of Sprocket Mural Works of Harrisburg, they were able to transfer those images onto the wall of the art gallery.
“We’re trying to show how colorful and diverse Cuba is,” said senior Amanda Rivera Rosado. “If you look at the people, they are all different colors and everything is bright. It is really reflective of our [MHS] campus and our diversity.”
The mural will be part of a much larger art exhibit that will open in September. The exhibit, Connections and Inspirations from Cuba and the Caribbean, will feature rare and historical black and white photography from Hershey, Cuba, recent photos from Cuba taken by an MHS graduate, and artwork from current students.
The exhibit is part of the multicultural and global education initiative at MHS, which supports President Gurt’s 2020 Vision plan to elevate students’ global awareness and understanding.