Moving Life of Kids, Habitat For Humanity Of Greater Miami and Miami Northwestern Students Create Public Art in Liberty City
Saturday, 04/26/2014 – 09:00 am – 04:00 pm
W 22nd Ave, at NW 56 Street,
Liberty City, Florida 33142
Moving Lives of Kids (MLK Mural Project),and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami will lead a select group of Miami Northwesternâ€™s AP art students to create a community mural on the bus stop located at NW 22nd Ave, at NW 56 Street in Liberty City. The painting will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9am-4pm. The students have been working in the Education Effect Mural program at Miami Northwestern. MLK Project hosted a art contest for the artwork that would be painted on the bus shelter. The students were to come up with a design that reflects the positive aspects of the Liberty City Community. Bernisha Fleurinor, senior student in the Medical Magnet won the contest. The mural is being funded by Commissioner Audrey M. Edmondson. Each student will receive community service learning hours, as well as an educational stipend for their contribution. MLK Mural is dedicated to the healing and inspiring power of creating public art in partnership with local youth and the support of communities.Â Video
â€œI am so very proud of the young people who are working on the MLK Mural Project,â€ Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson said.Â â€œThey are contributing Â their talent, their love of art and their hard work and I am grateful for their participation.Â The mural will be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike and will help us remember that if we are strong and united we can accomplish much to make our community a more vibrant place to live.â€
“Real art empowers people and evokes thought, these young people are our future, them expressing their thoughts and inspirations is the voice of future,â€ Kyle Holbrook,CEO Mlk Project. â€œPublic art has been a powerful tool essential to a strong community since community started.”
Moving the Lives of Kids Community Mural Project (MLK Mural) is charitable organization, which focuses on the arts, youth development, and education. The artist and muralist, Kyle Holbrook, originally from the Wilkinsburg area of Pittsburgh, founded MLK Mural in 2007. His vision was to use public art as a way to reach kids over the summer months to do positive community work when they were not in school. Today as many as 5,000 youth and hundreds of professional artists have shared that same vision with Mr. Holbrook. Murals have been painted in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Florida, and outside the US in Haiti and Brazil. www.mlkmural.com.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami
Miami Habitat is a Christian ministry which builds homes and communities in partnership with low income families in need of a simple, decent place to live. Miami Habitat make low interest-free loans available for purchase of these homes and provides opportunities to all people of conscience to support its mission to break the cycle of poverty.
Since its inception in 1989, Miami Habitat has build more than 950 homes in Miami-Dade County. For more information please visit www.miamihabitat.org
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