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Multicultural Mural: “SAME SONG”

Jason J. Anhorn
Multicultural Mural 2020

Latex and Acrylic on Panels

About the Project

This mural initiative is a collaborative project led by student leaders from various multicultural groups and student organizations. Students initiated and led every aspect of the project. The objective of the initiative was to install a multicultural mural on the Oshkosh campus that celebrates diversity, promotes inclusiveness, and creates a greater sense of belonging for underrepresented students and groups at UW Oshkosh. The mural is an original art piece by Jason Anhorn.

Learn more about the project on UW Oshkosh Today

Watch the full mural unveiling ceremony

Learn about Center for Student Success and Belonging (CSSB) at UWO

About the Artist

Jason Anhorn is a professional fine artist who specializes in murals, canvas paintings, ice sculptures, and is world famous for his caricatures and a 3-time United States National Snow Sculpting Champion. When confronted with the challenge of designing a multicultural mural for UW Oshkosh, the first thing that came to his mind was music. He decided he would create a design inspired by the universal language of music.

Every culture may create different sounding music, but every culture sings the same song. Jason appreciates the opportunity to create an original painting that is a representation of all cultures in a positive light. Education and the arts are important to Jason and he believes they are a good pursuit of happiness.

Jason Anhorn is greatly appreciative to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, all of the university students, faculty and alumni of UW Oshkosh. Be a free thinker and everyone can achieve their dreams if they dedicate time to practicing their interests!

Mural Task Force

Pa Houa Xiong
Nicholas Metoxen
Flor Hernandez-Lara
Mai Khou Xiong, Academic Support
JoAnn Rife, Facilities Management
Leslie Walfish, Department of Art


Student Representatives

Ma’Kayla Fenner
Max Khang
Alexander Paasewe
Brittany Taylor
Sabrina Lee
Dulce Lopez
Lydia Medina
Oscar Morales


Asian Student Association
Black Student Union
Gentleman of Excellence
Hmong Student Union
Inter-Tribal Student Council
Multicultural Education Coalition
Student Organization of Latinos
Women’s Advocacy Council

Supporting Partners

Chancellor’s Office
Center for Student Success and Belonging (CSSB)
Department of Art
Facilities Management
Office of Finance and Administration
Oshkosh Student Association
University Marketing and Communications