Thursday, December 21, 2023

New Murals in Hudson Schools

The Hudson City School District announced yesterday the completion of two mural projects, one at Hudson Junior High School and the other at Hudson Senior High School. 

The following is quoted from the press release issued by HCSD making the announcement:
Led by talented muralist and teaching artist Joe Pimentel, more than sixty students and staff members cohesively and beautifully brought inspiring murals to life in both buildings. Each mural contains quotes designed to empower students and staff every day. Both murals were completed on December 15, four days of work after several months of planning. . . .
Pimentel is known for his detailed murals at parks and school districts throughout New York State. He said it was fulfilling to see students’ joy following their hard work.
“Every school has a different setting and feel to it, and this one was very special,” Pimentel said. “After seeing the first day, so many more students signed up to participate. Just from their comments to me, it meant a lot to them.”. . .
The Junior High School’s mural is highlighted by an emerging Bluehawk with interpretations of diversity, respect, and unity under the theme of “Rise Above” by Junior High School students. Just above the Bluehawk is Dr. Mae Jemison’s quote, “Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.”

At the Senior High School, peace, love, and kindness are prevalent with a soaring Bluehawk and Malcolm X’s quote, “Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.”

Pimentel’s other artwork can be found on his social media channels, @JoePimentelArt, and on his website at

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