The colorful mural at 21st and Park Place was painted by teens to celebrate the message that “immigration is beautiful” – which makes the racist vandalism of it seem all the more ugly. Delano’s Bluebird Arthouse also was targeted, presumably because it hosted a meeting of an artists group connected to the mural. Now, the community should respond to the sickening graffiti by helping Armando Minjarez and the others in ICT Army of Artists enrich north Wichita and other neighborhoods with more bright, enlightening public artworks.
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