So Much for Artistic Expression
Eastern Sierra Unified School District paints over murals in testament to the beauty of drab yellow
Two Lee Vining buildings maintained by the Eastern Sierra Unified School District just got a whole lot more boring.
The Lee Vining Library and the Lee Vining After School Program building were both previously adorned with colorful murals, painted by staff and students and featuring the school’s mascot (tigers).
A few weeks ago, district maintenance staff painted over these two murals; the buildings are now a pale yellow color (we’ll let you be the judge as to whether that’s an improvement). Despite the fact that the paint was peeling and the buildings had to be repainted, students are still sad.
“Painting over the murals is disintegrating the beauty and uniqueness of Lee Vining,” said Alden Seiberling, who is going into 7th grade at Lee Vining Elementary School. Claire DesBaillets, an incoming junior, understood that the building had to be repainted but is still disappointed.