Public Mural Project 

Living Portrait: Richard G. Hatcher

Legacy Foundation Recipient: Downtown Gary Public Art Competition (2018)

I am interested in creating a public mural in the urban space of Gary.  The mural painted on abandoned building depicts Richard G Hatcher. The abandoned architecture of Gary contains over 90 years of storytelling. By installing a public mural within the community, I hope to reflect on how the past history connects to the present. I will engage the local community in painting on the exterior wall. The public artwork will empower the community and create a space of dialogue.

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The mural painted on abandoned building in downtown Gary, IN, depicts Richard G Hatcher, the first African-American mayor. The abandoned architecture of Gary contains over 90 years of storytelling.

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The work have sparked a renewed vibrancy and sense of community.

By bringing art outside the traditional context of museums and galleries, public art benefits the community and its visitors by increasing access to art. 

I hope to reflect on how the past history connects to the present. The public artwork empower the community and create a

space of dialogue.

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