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Legacy Foundation Recipient: Downtown Gary Public Art Competition



Living Portrait: Richard G. Hatcher


I am interested in creating a public light mural in the urban space of Gary.  The mural painted on abandoned building depicts Richard G Hatcher, the first African-American mayor. 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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