Petition Closed
Petitioning School Board Ed Honowitz and 8 others
This petition will be delivered to:
School Board
Ed Honowitz
Superintendent
Jon Gundry
School Board
Kimberly Kenne
School Board
Scott Phelps
School Board President
Renatta Cooper
School Board
Tom Selinske
School Board
Elizabeth Pomeroy
Chief of Facilities
David Azcaraga
School Board
Ramon Miramontes

Save the McKinley Mosaic Mural

Due to current construction plans, the McKinley Mosaic Mural created in 2006 by over 700 McKinley students and acclaimed artist Jose Antonio Aguirre is at risk of being destroyed.  Please support our efforts to have PUSD save the mural during the much needed construction scheduled for our school.  This piece of artwork is not only important to our school community, but represents the diversity of our community and a commitment to music and arts focused public education.


Letter to
School Board Ed Honowitz
Superintendent Jon Gundry
School Board Kimberly Kenne
and 6 others
School Board Scott Phelps
School Board President Renatta Cooper
School Board Tom Selinske
School Board Elizabeth Pomeroy
Chief of Facilities David Azcaraga
School Board Ramon Miramontes
Help save the McKinley Mural!
Due to current construction plans, the mural created in 2006 by over 700 McKinley students and acclaimed artist Jose Antonio Aguirre is at risk of being destroyed. Please support our efforts to have PUSD save the mural during the much needed construction scheduled for our school. This piece of artwork is not only important to our school community, but represents the diversity of our community and a commitment to music and arts focused public education.

Mural History:
McKinley School’s spring 2006 artist-in-residence was internationally acclaimed muralist José Antonio Aguirre. He provided the artistic direction for McKinley students to create a colorfully rich geometric Southwest mosaic with desert landscape, Native American, and Asian influences. Over 700 McKinley K through 6th graders had the opportunity to work closely with José Antonio during February, March, and April of 2006, as they planned and created this visually expansive mosaic. Students met by class with José Antonio, and learned by their experiential collaboration the unique steps and techniques in creating mosaic murals. This extraordinary Venetian glass tile mosaic was permanently installed to encompass the entire east-facing wall below the McKinley kindergarten play yard. The Mayan title “Wayénone” embraces McKinley’s commitment to K-8 Music and Arts focus public education for Pasadena children.


Distinguished artist José Antonio Aguirre has participated in over 130 solo and collective exhibitions of paintings and prints, both nationally and internationally. He has created more that 26 permanent works of public art in the U.S. and Mexico. Collections of his work are permanently located in Germany, Mexico, New York and Los Angeles. You can view two of his recently commissioned mosaics at the Metro Gold Line Highland Avenue station stop and at the East Los Angeles Public Library!