Library mural

Dear Editor,

The City of Cuero and Mr. and Mrs. Ted Winslow have commissioned the services of Rafael Acosta, Jr.; a native born resident of Cuero, Texas, for a mural on behalf of the newly remodeled Cuero Municipal Library.

This mural will feature Rafael’s vision of an animated caricature of animals learning to read and will be displayed in the Children’s section carrying over to the main entryway.

Subsequently, a second mural will be painted above the circulation desk featuring a collage of biographical, fictional and non-fictional categories and topics that may be found on all library shelves.

The City of Cuero wishes to invite library patrons and members of our community to donate towards the purchase of this second mural. This is sure to be a masterpiece!

Since Rafael’s return to Texas, in 1998, he has painted his way into the hearts and minds of many homes, schools, public venues, and libraries all over this great state. Upon leaving Cuero High School he studied Theology, in East Texas, and moved to New York and eventually New Jersey, selling art work on the side.

His passion for art and love for Texas, its beautiful scenic landscapes, and the people of Cuero, where he and his three siblings grew up, are just a few of the many reasons he came back. He has become a hometown favorite and is loved by all who cross his path.

Those interested in making donations may contact and inquire at one of three places, the Cuero Municipal Library (361-275-2864), Rafael, at (361-550-0545), and City of Cuero (361-275-6114).

A goal of $10,000 has been set and approximately $5,000 of this goal has been met already. You may also bring donations in person to the library, or mail to the: Cuero Public Library at 207 E. Main Street, Cuero Texas 77954. Please specify on your check that you would like for the donations to be made for the library mural.

Lynn Mixon

Library Director

Cuero Municipal Library

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