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Friday, April 8, 2011

Opening Reception for CETA Murals Project

On Wednesday, April 6th, Community Engagements hosted the opening reception for our murals project at Sav's Grill. Members of the community were invited to join us in celebration of the completion of three incredible murals, the last of which was finished late Tuesday afternoon. Everyone met at Sav's, where they were offered samples of his delicious African cuisine and a map to guide them to the murals at Sayre and the Hop Hop. We would like to thank everyone in attendance for helping to make the reception a success and for their support of our semester's project. A big thank you also goes out to Jodi Brashear for photographing the event on behalf of the Herald Leader (two of her photos are below, the rest can be found at http://www.kentucky.com/2011/04/07/1699916/snapped-ceta-mural-project-by.html).

It was a beautiful (although rather windy) day for a celebration.

The students in the class, posing for the camera in front of the mural at Sav's.

The cornstalk growing from the concrete block in this mural stands to represent the art of community gardening as it grows within the city of Lexington.

At Sayre, a log cabin, the first African American schoolhouse in Lexington, is wheat-pasted atop of a background created through collaboration with Lexington Catholic and Sayre Elementary students.

The image at the Hop Hop, a paint bucket and tools, illustrates the care taken by individuals in the North Limestone community to improve their houses and, consequently, the neighborhood itself.

1 comment:

  1. These murals came out amazing! To everyone involved, you did a wonderful job! Be proud of yourselves!

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