The Manteca Mural Society will use visual arts:
- To build community pride
- To build a cultural bridge between the past, present, and future
- To revitalize, improve, and enhance the Manteca economy
- To promote tourism
Let’s paint this town together
This is a high speed time lapse of the dedication ceremony of “Welcome Home Warriors,” a public art mural honoring Vietnam War Veterans and the fallen, and is an original work commissioned and owned by the Manteca Mural Society. Designed, painted, and filmed by Larger Than Life Murals, Artists: Echo Westover and Linda Shrader. The 16′ by 20′ mural was unveiled and dedicated to a crowd of 500+ attendees, on the corner of W Yosemite Ave and S Main St, Manteca,
Artists Echo Westover and Linda Shrader answered an international call-for-artists, and were awarded the commission to paint a mural honoring the veterans and the fallen of the Vietnam War. “Welcome Home Warriors” was titled by Ron G. Cruz, Army, Vietnam Combat Veteran, and is an original work commissioned and owned by the Manteca Mural Society, Manteca, CA.
Visit http://largerthanlifemurals.com/welcome-home-warriors/ for more detailed report!
This video is just over 5 minutes of highlights from the 1.5 hour Welcome Home Warriors Mural dedication ceremony. 500+ attended including many Vietnam Vets and honored guests. The 16′ x 20′ mural was designed and painted by Echo Westover and Linda Shrader, in the artist’s Yucca Valley studio, and installed on site in Manteca. See our Vietnam Mural Installation High Speed Time Lapse video or the Mural Installation Slideshow for more! We were truly honored to be a part of this amazing mural project. Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen. Welcome Home Warriors Mural is an original work commissioned and owned by the Manteca Mural Society, Manteca, CA. All reference images were either verified to be in the public domain, used with explicit permission, or were appropriately licensed.
May 11, 2017: Manteca Mural Society featured in ABC10 News. Interviewed by Kurt Rivera
It takes a dedicated team to build a better community through art, and we’d love to have you on board. Whether you offer your time, talent or financial contributions, you will make a difference!
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