Student expands his 'horizons' with community-based project


Dale Small in front of a mural

On a clear day, you can see the largest mural in the world from the third-floor windows of McKnight Art Center on the Wichita State campus.

The Horizontes Project brought Columbian street artist GLeo to Wichita to paint “El Sueño Original” (the original dream) on a grain elevator in an industrial area that separates the majority African American northeast neighborhoods from the majority Latino North End. The mural depicts residents of both neighborhoods.

Art history student Dale Small served as the art director for Horizontes, which sought to connect the two north Wichita populations.

Small was drawn to the project because it involved “making a difference beyond putting a beautiful picture out into the world,” he said.

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