Autistic students and senior citizens team up to unveil new mural in Mt. Airy [photos]

Austistic students from Henry Houston Elementary School spent three months earlier this year working with Mt. Airy’s senior citizens making a mural and working on urban gardens for a special project named “Make Art Grow Food” born out of Mt. Airy Art Garage.

The students, who don’t have an art program at school, made drawings that were later laid out and designed by artist Daisy Juarez, with everyone’s original artwork added to the mural. Students also worked on an urban garden at the arts hub to learn about sustainability and nutrition.

The mural was unveiled on Wednesday. 

“When you see you can make an impression on someone’s life, harness their creativity by involving in such project, it brightens your day,” said Linda Slodki, co-founder of Mt. Airy Art Garage.

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