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4 new murals painted at Barbara Jordan Elementary School

The murals were created in partnership with SprATX Ignite.

AUSTIN, Texas — An Austin elementary school now has four new murals aimed at encouraging students to explore their artistic skills.

Jessica Foster is an art teacher at Barbara Jordan Elementary School. This spring, she applied for and won the Austin Ed Fund's Student Opportunity Fund grant.

Foster received $6,000 to create a public art space for her students and the community. She said the space of creativity is important for students, especially during this time.

"It is vital. I don't think there is even a way to quantify how important art is for students," Foster said. "I think that it's an outlet and especially right now with everything that's going on in the world."

The murals were created in partnership with SprATX Ignite. Local artists Laced and Found, Melanie Farris and Sade Lawson, as well as renowned muralist Amandalynn, were involved in their creation.

The new murals aim to break down barriers between students and art, encouraging them to explore their artistic talents.

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