Artists, veterans and community members dedicated their time over the past few weeks to complete the painting of the Veterans Freedom Mural.
Artists, veterans and community members dedicated their time over the past few weeks to complete the painting of the Veterans Freedom Mural. Artist Eric Okdeh designed the mural—the first project initiated by the Public Arts Prep Program (PAPP)—and named it “Getting Back to the World.” Eric oversaw the mixing of colors and worked with CD staff to schedule the painting of 32 panels over two weeks. Veterans and their families were the first to work on the mural on May 7. May 11 and May 14 were open paint sessions for the community. Eric will add the finishing touches and installation will begin on the wall of Marcella’s House (located at 9th & Washington streets) in early June.
View photos by 4youth Productions, a youth program that through art and science strives to inspire students in making the right choices. The program enables participants to stimulate their creativity, build their confidence and unleash their individual potential.