Leo Sánchez/ Conexión Del Rio 

DEL RIO – For the first time ever, children representing two cultures worked together collaboratively on a mural project that will go on display at Val Verde Regional Medical Center (VVRMC).

Conexión Del Rio interviewed VVRMC, CEO Xochy Hurtado and Adrian Falcon as seven of his native Otomi children, combined forces with local children to do a mural. 

Falcon stated that four languages were involved on this project, three of which are:

“There is the English, Spanish and Navajo,” said Falcon.

Falcon whose nonprofit organization, centro de arte Falcon is in Ixmiquilpan, Hildago, Mexico stated his students who have been under his tutelage for two to three years, were the ones who instructed the Del Rio children on the collaborative mural project.

CEO Hurtado was asked what was the experience like for the Del Rio children.

“To me it was incredibly awesome that Adrian could even dream up bringing together something as beautiful as youngsters in art.” “Everything they touch is beautiful,” said Hurtado.

For kids to be teaching other kids and these cultures coming together is exciting, Hurtado concluded.

The “Friendship Through the Arts” mural goes on display at VVRMC after its completion in two weeks.