Local artist creates mobile gallery for underserved communities

An El Paso artists turned a school bus into an art exhibit in hopes of taking it to undeserved communities. (CBS4/KFOX14)

A local artist has turned an old school bus into a masterpiece. She’s taken on the project to help communities across the Borderland.

It has taken Laura Turon three years of fundraising and seven months of physical labor to finish her mobile masterpiece.

"Each window represents kind of like a frame,” Turon said. “I'm using a ruler and a marker to create the lines. You start by creating a grid and add one line at a time.”

The piece is called "Paradox," and it's not your typical artwork.

“I wanted to purchase the bus and create that gallery and be able to take these art installations to the people and give access to people who don't have galleries or museums around them,” Turon said.

Turon plans to hit the road offering lectures and workshops to smaller communities across the Borderland.

“Inspire other people, inspire other artists and promote and encourage the arts in the community in general,” Turon said.

She hopes others will see the bus and know the sky is the limit.

“It's only setting your mind into it and doing it,” she said.

Turon will officially unveil her mobile gallery at the El Paso Museum of Art on Thursday, July 27. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and continues through 8:30 p.m.

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