The CLTV joined forces with 30 Melrose High School students to design a mural fit to beautify their school halls and you’re invited to see the finished product unveiled tomorrow night, January 12th.
With a motive to dream up innovative ways to approach the display and production of public art, the CLTV set out to create a project that would not only highlight voices of community members but include them in the formative process. In partnership with RedZone Ministries, the CLTV hosted two mural workshops where 30 students from the historic Orange Mound neighborhood engaged in the design, conception, and installation process to bring the new mural to the entry way of their school.
“We had grown tired of watching organizations continuously ignore our community in the conception and installation of public art projects in predominately Black neighborhoods, so we spent the latter half of 2017 trying to find ways to center the desires of our community in our approach to public art,” Jones said.
The Mural Unveiling Party will take place at Melrose High School where there’ll be an exhibition of student work, photo booths, light refreshments and music provided by DJ Siphne.
- When: Friday, January 12th (5PM-7PM)
- Where: Melrose High School (2870 Deadrick Ave.)
This is just the first of many beautification projects The CLTV has planned to support Black communities within the city of Memphis.
Learn more about The CLTV’s work here.
With a vision to work towards the social and spiritual renewal of the Orange Mound community, RedZone Ministries works to build strong children, families, and communities through academic and educational encouragement, social enhancement, spiritual guidance and formation, and much more.