FEEDBACK TIME! Which version of the future Roxhill Elementary at EC Hughes mural do you like best?

Lots of new mural art happening around West Seattle – but you don’t always hear about it until it’s done. This time, not only has there been lots of advance word, now you have a chance to voice your views on the design options! It’s about the mural going on the corner shown above, as Roxhill Elementary moves to EC Hughes in Sunrise Heights:

Friends of Roxhill Elementary invites the community to view and share feedback on three options for a public art mural to be painted at the intersection of 32nd Ave SW and SW Holden St. Artist Henry Luke has been working with the Roxhill and southwest West Seattle community to identify themes and create a concept for the mural. Informed by hours of interviews, outreach and personal conversations, Henry has imagined a story of migration and resilience, with connections to history and our shared sense of home in the shadow of Mt. Rainier.

Share your thoughts in the online form linked here [where you can see the three options]. This is the story of Roxhill, told by our community members, featuring images and people important to our history and our future. We want the mural to be a beacon of safety, comfort and hope for all people, and reflect a shared sense of identity and meaning as we move into our new school. Please keep our community’s goals in mind as you share feedback and thoughts. Thank you!

This project has been made possible by a partnership between Friends of Roxhill Elementary and Seattle Public Schools, with funds provided by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Neighborhood Matching Fund. The mural will be painted later in the summer and unveiled in the fall.

Work is getting close to wrapping up at the renovated EC Hughes – we’ll take you inside the school in another story coming up!

10 Replies to "FEEDBACK TIME! Which version of the future Roxhill Elementary at EC Hughes mural do you like best?"

  • just wondering June 26, 2018 (6:59 pm)

    Can I ask who the gentleman is in the lower left portion of version 2 and 3?

  • KM June 26, 2018 (8:37 pm)

    Submitted, thanks! Excited for the mural and also that the torn up green tarp on the fence has finally come down.

  • SaraB June 27, 2018 (10:34 am)

    I like the design, but I honestly can’t see any difference among the three choices… It’s like I’m failing that “one of those things just doesn’t belong here” challenge.   

    • heartless June 27, 2018 (11:39 am)

      Yeah, it took me a while too. 

      The bottom two have an extra person (in the bottom left) and beyond that I think the differences just amount to coloring–gray-scale, sepia, or full-color for the people pictured.

      I do kinda wish there was more information about what the different bits symbolized/meant to the community and artist–the voting felt weird both because I wasn’t sure about the vision behind it and because the differences were all so minimal. 

      oh well, I think it’ll be a lovely mural and certainly a great improvement.

  • dsa June 27, 2018 (1:15 pm)

    A has everything moving forward, but C and D have Harrison looking like “Whoa what is going on?”.  I don’t like C and D.

  • John June 28, 2018 (10:18 am)

    Regarding  “that the torn up green tarp on the fence” being removed.  It was installed when our daughter was attending Westside School during its use of the facility.  The fence was installed in response to multiple reports of someone below looking up at playing children and  exposing himself.I hope this issue is brought to the attention of Seattle Public Schools as the retaining wall is unique in providing privacy and an up-angle for perverts.

  • E. C. Hughes II June 28, 2018 (6:17 pm)

    I think they should go retro, and bring back the graffiti-scrawled autograph of E. C. Hughes 4th grader circa 1973 named “Eddie Carranza”  which remained on that very wall for far longer than necessary back in the mid 1970’s.  (saves paint too)

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