Thursday, July 28, 2011

New Mural Coming to Kensington

Residents of Kensington can expect an addition of color to the neighborhood as Groundswell artists prepare to design and execute an original mural at a hazardous intersection in Kensington.

The Groundswell Community Mural Project sees itself as a “tool for social change” via the medium of art. Groundswell projects add beauty to neighborhoods; encourage local youth to become involved in the projects so that they see themselves as the vehicle for change as well as becoming transformed themselves.

Two Groundswell artists together with 10-15 young artists will commence to design a mural at 338 East 5th Street sending a message of traffic safety at an intersection known as dangerous. The project is organized in conjunction with the New York City Department of Transportation’s Safety and Education Office and its Urban Art Program division.

Public sharing and discussion of the mural’s design will take place on July 25 at 2pm at PS 164, while community painting day is scheduled for August 9, from 11am until 2pm. The dedication ceremony for the mural will be on August 25th at 11am at 338 East 5th Street, the mural site.