Students show off giant mural at Sherman Arts School

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- It's an eye-catching mural, turning heads outside of Sherman Multicultural Arts School.  More than 400 students helped create it.

"I'm going to be excited to know that I was a part of it," fourth grader Jamyra Hammond said.

Each student played a role, working as a team to complete the giant mural.

"All of us worked together as a whole school and we finished it and we did a lot of stuff to express ourselves on the mural," fourth grader 'Nkayla Morgan said.

The mural depicts different people, animals and instruments.  It is a re-painting of another mural complete more than two decades ago.

"It's important to preserve it because it was done, but also revitalizes and energizes a neighborhood," artist Reynaldo Hernandez said.

Hernandez helped create the original piece in 1991.

"It shows the positive energy of the school, the multiculturalism and the different arts going on in the school and in the city and the neighborhood," Hernandez said.

The students will show off their mural at an open house Wednesday at 5:30 pm.  The public is welcomed.