Introducing Cristo Rey’s latest mural installation! Cristo Rey is honored and grateful to have artist Anne Heisler, along with Sam Kirk and Provoke Culture, create this piece which leads into Cristo Rey’s gymnasium. Anne and Sam worked with students over a period of several weeks to envision what would to be expressed in the space. Freshman Juan J., sophomore Kathy H., and juniors Heidy R. and Anahi I. all helped Anne to vision and paint this amazing work of public art for the school.
“Inspired by conversations with students and staff, "Viva Cristo Rey" shares the joy and energy experienced during moments that occur in this space. From field day, athletics, theater, the festival of the Virgin de Guadalupe and graduation, these key moments were brought to life using photographs of students and stories that share the dynamic life of the school. The background of the Virgin's starry mantle/robe and halo are incorporated to illustrate the faith which supports Cristo Rey students through their high school journey. Decorative elements in each diamond include vignettes that celebrate the culture of Cristo Rey's student body. The goal of this piece was to reflect the vibrant energy experience at Cristo Rey and experience. Thank you to the students who helped us to develop this concept and participated in painting the mural with the Provoke Culture team.” – Anne Heisler