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El Paso Museum of Art to hold live mural painting

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- The El Paso Museum of Art will hold a live painting of a mural inside the Patricia and Jonathan Rogers Grand Lobby by local artist Marianna Olague.

While watching Olague, visitors are encouraged to ask her questions on her artistic process.

Olague aims to capture the colorful culture and history of the city through a snapshot of the South El Paso Ruben Salazar Apartments.

"The title of the mural is "Un Sabado," and I imagine that these people are just hanging out on the weekend, and it's sunny outside. You know, there's some guy fixing his car, the kids are playing, the dogs are playing," said Olague.

“The mural from Marianna Olague is an inviting window into the vibrant South El Paso community that exists outside these walls," El Paso Museum of Art Director Edward Hayes Jr said.

"The weather has been very gloomy lately but this painting is full of color, it's full of life, this is the weekend you wish you had, so come to the Museum of Art and feel summer once again," Olague added.

An opening ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, February 3. Support for the project is provided by the Mellon Foundation.

The El Paso Museum of Art is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and beginning January 21, Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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