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Dedication of Mural Honoring Dr. Patricia Hilliard-Nunn to Launch Gainesville Social Justice Mural Tour

2/25/2021

The City of Gainesville 352walls Community Artist Program hosts an afternoon of art and artists Sunday beginning with the dedication of a mural honoring the late Dr. Patricia Hilliard-Nunn, followed by a self-guided tour of Gainesville’s new Social Justice Mural Project.

Dedication Patricia Hilliard-Nunn Mural:
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28
Martin Luther King, Jr. Multipurpose Center

Dr. Hilliard-Nunn was an African American Studies scholar and historian, independent media producer, artist, dancer and tireless advocate for social justice. She was a beloved family friend and mentor of the mural’s artist, Yvonne Ferguson.

Social Justice Mural Tour:
2-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28 at
Five City parks and recreation centers throughout the community

Artists from the Gainesville Social Justice Mural Project will be onsite where their murals are installed to discuss their work. The City of Gainesville 352walls Community Artist Program engaged 12 regional artists or artist teams to create a dozen temporary murals that address the national reckoning on social justice. The project was underwritten by a fund established to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the City’s incorporation.

 

The Gainesville Social Justice Mural Project artists and locations of their work are:

  • Robert Ponzio and Mimi Stocker with Lauren Donnellan at Cofrin Nature Park (4810 NW 8th Ave.)
  • Myqueal Lewis and Pam Valcante adjacent the Martin Luther King, Jr. Multipurpose Center (1028 NE 14th St.)
  • Thomas Berdugo and Jenna Horner at Oakview Park (810 NW 8th Ave.)
  • Turbado Marabou with Shauna Lillywhite and Angel Mir adjacent Porters Community Center (512 SW 2nd Terr.)
  • Jesus (Seck 37) Martinez, Guido Montenegro, Justo (RAS) Rodriguez and Fabian Sanchez at Possum Creek Skate Park (4009 NW 53rd Ave.)

 

Media contact:
Russell Etling, Cultural Affairs Manager
Ofc. 352-393-8532, Cell. 352-316-4628 or etlingrh@cityofgainesville.org



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