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REMINDER: BRUSH COLLECTION BEGINS SEPT. 25

Friday, September 22, 2017

Brush collection will begin Monday, September 25. Please place all leaves and brush at the curb but not in the street, so as to not cause a road hazard or hinder water drainage. Brush piles placed in alleyways will not be picked up. Do not place piles around fire hydrants, mailboxes or telephone... more

LANE RESTRICTIONS ON PLYMOUTH AVENUE

Friday, September 22, 2017

Contractor Walsh & Kelly will be working on Plymouth Avenue, from Indiana Avenue to the east completing punch list items from the project completed in 2016. Flaggers will control traffic during the lane restrictions. Work will begin Monday, Sept. 25 through Friday, Sept. 29 from 8:30 a.m.... more

OPEN HOUSE FOR VIOLETT CEMETERY'S NEW CREMATION GARDEN

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Goshen City Cemeteries is pleased to announce an open house for the new Violett Cemetery Cremation Garden on Friday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. During that time a staff member will be on hand to answer questions about the garden for members of the public. The cremation garden, built over... more

Upcoming Events All »

Goshen Housing Authority Board meeting

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 7:00am

Board of Zoning Appeals meeting

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 4:00pm

Redevelopment Commission - Special meeting

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 3:00pm

Josè and Christina Elizalde

A BIG Thank You to Urban Water Resources for sponsoring this storm drain art!

Artists' Bio

José Elizalde was born in Mexico City, however, he grew-up on the South Side of Chicago. José received a BA in Hispanic Ministries with a minor in Art from Goshen College. He also attended Eastern Mennonite Seminary and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he received a M.Div. José is currently working for LaCasa, Inc. as their Community Engagement Specialist. José is a novice artist with a strong passion for art that tells a story and the struggles we humans face. He has two beautiful and talented kids: Christina Renee Elizalde and Daniel José Elizalde.

Christian R. Elizalde is eleven years old and a sixth grader at Goshen Middle School. She loves cats, volleyball and art. She also plays the cello and sings in the Shout for Joy Children’s Choir from Goshen College. She has many hopes and dreams, and hopes that whatever she does in the future, art would continue to be an essential part of her life. 

Painting Description

This painting was inspired by the first nations of the Americas and the connection they had with Mother Earth. The color combinations express this inseparable connection between nature and human. It also alludes to the essential connection we humans have between the food the earth provides and our existence. And finally, the movement of the river to the storm drain connects their past with our present, and allows the viewer to interpret it and make their own conclusions about what that all means. 

Artists' Reflection

Personally I am delighted to have been part of this wonderful project. We have highly talented people in Goshen. We are blessed to live here. And, I hope the city will continue to do similar projects in the future. 

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