|The Junius St. Mural|
|Justice Community Participant, Shinear Lowe, points to his name displayed on the mural|
The research included attending art galleries, interviewing experts in the field of social reform and brainstorming as a group on design concepts. After the design was complete, the group presented the design concept to all partners to get approval.
Once they received approval, the painting began! Over 3 weeks, participants painted the final concept of the mural, each day moving progressively closer to completion. On June 24th, they held a community paint day where the community was invited to help paint a part of the mural and were given a chance to hear more about the mural's construction. After six weeks the mural was complete and ready to be officially presented to the community.
|Justice Community Participant, Nicholas Sutton, speaks about his experience during his Groundswell internship.|
|Participants received a certificate of participation and celebrate their accomplishments with Groundswell, Justice Community staff and residents of the community|
|Justice Community participant, Tameel Marshall standing in front of the Pitkin Ave. Mural after receiving his certificate and recognitions.|
Participants worked on creating this massive work of art and was able to present it to the community on September 2nd at their revealing.
|Pitkin Ave. Mural "It's Not A Dream If You Will It"|
We are proud of all the participants that were a part of the Groundswell internship this summer and all of the hard work they did to make both murals a success. We look forward to seeing more murals in the Brownsville community for years to come!