Celebrate: Public Art + You

Can you spot all of these installations around Rochester? Check out @ccl_roc for more details.

A huge thank you to @qua.jay for our April 2021 theme. In his own words: “Pick a favorite? That’s impossible. Similar to the stories I’ve shared, each wall for me is special for a separate reason. Instead of one single wall, I settled on a space — Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at Manhattan Square. This photo of me by Rachel Shipman was taken in January in front of the Danielle Ponder portrait by Sarah Rutherford in the amphitheater. It’s the middle of the 2019 WALL\THERAPY mural featuring a portrait of Mikaela Davis by Justin Suarez to her right and a portrait of Moses Rockwell by Brittany Williams to her left. The ground and walls of the bowl were painted black last summer to serve as a giant chalkboard to capture messages of protest, solidarity and inspiration. On another wall is a mural dedicated to Daniel Prude. Up on Chestnut is the four sided mural by Shawn Dunwoody dedicated to MLK, Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. On Court “Black Lives Matter” is painted down the street. This entire space is powerful, and with a camera in hand, I’ve been photographing every change since last year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I want to thank Celebrate City Living for the opportunity to share my story and those stories of our neighbors this month for Celebrate: Public Art + You. I hope you’re encouraged to continue to get out and enjoy the public art in Rochester!”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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