Gainesville Social Justice Mural Project Artists to Begin Work
The City of Gainesville 352walls Community Artist Program is pleased to announce that the twelve regional artists chosen for the Gainesville Social Justice Mural Project will start their work beginning Saturday, Dec. 5, at five city parks throughout the community.
Applicants for the project answered a regional call for artists. The artists were selected by a community panel made up of curators, members of the creative community and representation from the social justice movement. Scoring was based on skills, mural experience, personal style and a proposed concept.
The artists and their mural locations are:
- Robert Ponzio and Mimi Stocker at Cofrin Nature Park (4810 NW 8th Ave, 32605)
- Myqueal Lewis and Pam Valcante adjacent the Martin Luther King Multipurpose Center (1028 NE 14th Street, 32601)
- Thomas Berdugo and Jenna Horner at Oakview Park (810 NW 8th Ave, 32601)
- Turbado Marabou and Angel Mir adjacent Porters Community Center (512 SW 2nd Terrace, 32601)
- Jesus (Jah Seck) Martinez, Guido Montenegro, Justo (RAS) Rodriguez and Fabian Sanchez at Possum Creek Skate Park (4009 NW 53rd Ave, 32653)
Artists will be working on their murals over the next 3 weeks. When possible, dates they will be posted on the 352arts and 352walls Facebook pages. The public is invited to attend and “experience the art.” This Saturday, Dec. 5 artists will begin at Possum Creek Skate Park in the late morning and be joined by skateboarders from the community exhibiting their skills.
Media contact: Russell Etling, Cultural Affairs Manager
Ofc. 352-393-8532, Cell. 352-316-4628 or firstname.lastname@example.org