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Realidades del Sur: Mural Outreach in Morganton (Story)

The NCMA is partnering with TOSS Studios in creating a mural in Morganton, N.C., in the western part of the state. The mural promotes the biodiversity of the region along with its cultural diversity, recognizing the perspective and talents of the Hispanic community. Raleigh-based artist Alexa Eliana Chumpitaz has been selected to complete the mural.

“I so appreciate the struggles my parents went through, just so that I could have a better life here. I am a first-generation American on both sides of my family, and my parents never hesitated to support my decision to be an artist. This mural is important, not just for me, but for others who need a vision of hope. For me it demonstrates that you can make an impact as a Latinx-American. I want my art to engage, educate, and empower all types of people, in different walks of life.”–Alexa Eliana Chumpitaz

NCMA is excited to partner with TOSS Studios, Burke County Schools, and other partners for school programs and resources in support of this initiative between 2020-2023.