David Avalos was invited to collaborate within National City, the local school district, and the National Parks Service to construct the Paradise Creek Educational Park/El Proyecto del parque educativo at Kimball Elementary School. A wetlands area, the park highlights a half-mile length of the creek along which Avalos designed observation stations for students to study nature as a subject for art, poetry, and scientific experimentation. The artist also developed a curriculum and materials around the park’s wildlife and geography. Avalos worked with students to paint a mural in the park, and designed other aspects of the site, including walkways and landscaping.
Curators: Jessica Bradley, Olivier Debroise, Ivo Mesquita, and Sally Yard
Venue: Paradise Creek, National City