Saturday, May 8, 2010

New In Northeast

Jose (Joe) Faus and his assistant, Robin Case, stand in front of Joe's new mural on a wall at St. John and Askew. This work in progress will take the place of the work of gang members who loved to tag the site. A brief ceremony of dedication and recognition took place Saturday at 12:30.... and included excellent, free food :)
The work, above and below, will depict the diversity of life in the Northeast and expresses Joe's ideas of art as a cultural unifier.

Above, Will Royster, Vice-President of the Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Association with Scott Wagner, President of the Indian Mound Neighborhood Association in the background.
Above, Joe talked about the importance of art in the community and below Danilo Aguilar, West Side Housing, introduces Abuela Kathy Drews and Malenda Shahane who helped spearhead the project. Malenda works for United Missouri Bank which provided funding.

1 comment:

  1. Good to see the neighborhood is still alive. Good luck to all.