Dell Medical students pair with artists to paint mural

Students say the mural is a representation of the relationship they hope to have with people in Austin and Travis County. (KXAN Photo/Todd Bailey)
Students say the mural is a representation of the relationship they hope to have with people in Austin and Travis County. (KXAN Photo/Todd Bailey)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Dell Medical students hoping to boost their connection to the community paired with local artists to paint a mural at HOPE Outdoor Gallery Saturday.

The 50 students in the inaugural class hope to have a transformative impact on the health of Austinites and people that live in Travis County.

“I think just having this kind of graffiti art right here is a very public display of what we hope to accomplish, what our vision is for a healthy ecosystem here in Austin,” first year Dell Medical School student Eugene Kim said.

For Kim, engaging in the community is an important reminder of why he’s in the medical school and what he hopes to do in his career.

“Continuously engaging in the community, for me at least, it grounds me in terms of ‘oh, these are the people that I’m trying to come down and serve,” he said. “It’s me coming down to their level and helping them, supporting them in a difficult time in their life.”

The mural is expected to be finished by Saturday evening.

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