Photos: Jenny Lind kids become muralists to celebrate diversity


Fourth-grader Jeffrey Willis paints on the mural.
1 Fourth-grader Jeffrey Willis paints a yellow square into Jenny Lind Elementary's new mural as painter Michael Cimino looks on at the school in north Minneapolis on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. "Wow this is actually fun!" Willis said. 
Michael Cimino explains the mural to students.
2 Artist Michael Cimino explains how the mural he designed for Jenny Lind Elementary is meant to bring the students together inside the school. 
Jenny Lind students paint the mural together.
3 Fourth-graders Nimu, left, Hassan and Sophia Varhol paint patches of a mural in the hallway of Jenny Lind Elementary. 
Michael Cimino teaches 4th-graders how to paint the mural.
4 Artist Michael Cimino instructs 4th-graders, from left, Jeffrey Willis, Nimu Hassan, Pajying Vue and Sophia Varhol how to paint the mural he designed for Jenny Lind Elementary. 
A student paints a square on the mural.
5 A student at Jenny Lind Elementary paints a yellow square inside the school's new mural. 
Artist Michael Cimino points out where colors will be painted.
6 Artist Michael Cimino points out where a student is going to paint their section of a mural he designed for Jenny Lind Elementary School in north Minneapolis.