Seems like another one of those product vs. process questions. I think
that your project was wonderful. It's too bad that the people in your
community don't think so. Perhaps you can try to emphasize that the
process of art is just as wonderful as the product. I was thinking that
there may be a way to get the entire community involved in another mural
project, stemming from the planning to the actual composition and
painting of it. Then perhaps they will realize that the students process
is more important than the "expected product". Just a thought.