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Photos: Jenny Lind kids become muralists to celebrate diversity

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Fourth-grader Jeffrey Willis paints on the mural.
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.
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Fourth-grader Georron Walker will remember this school project. "In a few years from now, I'm going to look at this, and I'll remember which one I did."  

Georron pointed to a gold triangle on a gray wall at Jenny Lind Elementary School in north Minneapolis. The wall will soon be covered with a multicolored, geometric mural. 

Minnesota artist Michael Cimino created the design to showcase the school's diversity. Each student made a drawing that will be stenciled on top of the pattern.

  "On this floor you are a student, right?" Cimino said pointing to the edge of a drop cloth at the foot of the wall. He motioned the students forward. "On this canvas, you are a professional painter."