Murals in    Costa Rica

Through Albright College connections, the opportunity to create murals for two elementary schools in Costa Rica became an amazing cultural exchange between our two nations.

Camiquiri Conservation Initiative

Escuela El Sota

Escuela El Cedral

Project Support

Project design and fabrication:

Albright College Public Art Workshop

Claire Barone

Mia Guyton

Amijae Shells

Cary Shurtz

Total Experience Learning Academy Students

Installation in Costa Rica:

Albright College's Alternative Spring Break Club

Katie Ayala

Olivia Console

Brandom Hernandez-Ruiz

Zachary Malmstrom

Anthony Ortiz Santana

Albright College Faculty

MeeAe Oh Ranck

Kristen Woodward

Richard Woodward

Costa Rica Coordinator:

Israel Mesen 

Project completion


View multiple images of the project's creation above.

About the Project

The opportunity to travel to Costa Rica to create collaborative art was an amazing adventure.  Through the guidance of Israel Mesen (coordinator of the work in Costa Rica), we were able to virtually meet with teachers in the schools to learn about their surroundings and inspiration for artwork in an unfamiliar place.  Students in the Total Experience Learning® Academy (5th grade students in the Reading School District) helped to fabricate and research the birds and animals featured in the murals.

Our bags were packed with art materials as well as clothes as we set off for Costa Rica.  We kept on schedule and completed three murals in three days at two elementary schools.  The children at the schools helped install the work and also virtually met the students in Reading, PA.