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Escuela Students Lend a Hand to Harwood Artist

Escuela del Sol students, from Early Childhood through Jr. High, had the unique opportunity to help longtime Harwood artist, Mark Horst, complete his public art installation, “Blessing Hands”.

For two days, students gathered on the plaza under the collective guidance of Mr. Mark and Elementary Program Coordinator Sarah Louderbough, who helped the students to execute the painted handprint portion of the project.

“Blessing Hands” was envisioned as a way to offer blessings and recognition to the Navajo and Mescalero Apache people killed and mistreated at Fort Sumner during the “long walk,” and also as a way of listening to and receiving what the ancestors might offer.

Read more about their experience in the Albuquerque Journal Arts Section!

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