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ROAD UPDATE: 5 P.M. FRIDAY, FEB. 23, 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018

The following roads are still closed due to flooding: Denver Avenue between Lincoln Avenue and Pike Street Chicago Avenue between Lincoln Avenue and Pike Street All other roads that were closed due to flooding have been reopened to traffic. more

IMPORTANT

Friday, February 23, 2018

City Staff has been working non-stop not only to assess and manage the situation but also to ensure we do all we can to help bring State and Federal dollars to those who need them. Each property needs to contact the city so we can do a simple flood assessment. These assessments have to be done by... more

VOLUNTEERS

Friday, February 23, 2018

We are grateful for the outpouring from community members who immediately after the flood began calling the City asking how they can help. Maple City Chapel will be the central coordinator for volunteers. Whether you’re an individual, a family or an organization, please call Maple City Chapel at 533-0327. Maple... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, February 26, 2018, 2:00pm

Shade Tree Board meeting

Monday, February 26, 2018, 7:00pm

Goshen Housing Authority Board meetings

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 7:00am

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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