August 23, 2012Posted in: Local News
A large mural painted on a downtown building in Brockton by a group of city youth was on display Tuesday. Community leaders gathered yesterday afternoon to get a glimpse of the mural now displayed on the former Enterprise Building at 6o Main Street.
Kenan Bigby, Vice President of Trinity Financial and owner of the building used for the mural, said the summer art program involving city youth was brought to his attention when the group was seeking a space to do its project.
“When they approached us, we were more than happy to help out,” said Bigby.
George Mallet, the community networking director for Artists for Humanity says the group of teens and the youth mentors involved with creating and designing the mural are also city residents.
He said the mentors of the city teens that were involved with this year’s project were graduates of both Brockton High School and the Artist for Humanity program.
“They’ve gone on to other art schools, but have also come back to the city to mentor the next generation of Brockton young people,” said Mallet.
According to Andy Vicente, one of four youth mentors who worked on the project, the team spent more than 100 hours creating the mural now known as, “Beyond the Stratos.”
The Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board, who assisted in funding the summer mural project, is actively working on plans for another mural to be painted in the city sometime this fall.
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