On September 29th, our teens helped paint mural panels to be installed on the Bill Bailey Community Center’s south wall at 1101 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Belle Glade.
The mural project is sponsored by Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners. The County’s Art in Public Places program is partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, Inc.’s After-School Program and the Solid Waste Authority’s recycled paint program to create twenty “Body Graphix” murals. The mural project will be facilitated by professional muralist and teaching artist Sharon Koskoff.
Over four weeks, in addition to the “Art of Community Day” event, Ms. Koskoff will work with Boys & Girls Clubs’ youth to create large-scale community self portraits. Youth will gain experience in the artistic process of public mural painting and learn about color, design, scale, as well as teamwork, group effort and social history. Participants will also document the project through daily journaling with writings and sketches. “It is extremely exciting to be involved in the process of transforming a blank canvas into a successful and significant work of art,” says Koskoff.
The new murals are part of a comprehensive renewal project of the Bill Bailey Center. The new murals replace original murals created in 2002 by Glades area students and teachers. All who participated in creating the 2002 murals are extended a special invitation to help with the new mural project.
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To read a story about this event in the Belle Glade Sun, click HERE.