“Horizontes,” or “Horizons,” is a community project that focuses on solidarity between Wichita’s North End and northeast neighborhoods. Minjarez says there will be a series of murals through an industrial corridor, including artwork on a giant grain elevator. Community engagement workshops will center on the experiences of people of color in Wichita.
Armando Minjarez was lost.
Driving around north Wichita, while trying to find the Boys and Girls Club entrance on Opportunity Drive, he noticed a group of girls playing on a neighborhood street. In the horizon behind them loomed a giant concrete grain elevator towering over the neighborhood from Wichita’s industrial core.
The Wichita artist got to thinking: what if that drab, monolithic specter dominating the neighborhood was instead colorful?