El Puente’s Unveiling of “NurtureNature” Mural

Joe Matunis. Photo credit: http://citynoise.org/article/7072

Join El Puente as they unveil their latest community mural, “NurtureNature”, created by Los Muralistas de El Puente in collaboration with students, parents, and teachers from PS84 Jose de Diego Elementary School. Youth and teaching artists from El Puente’s leadership centers and the El Puente Academy for Peace & Justice also participated in the design and creation process.

The dedication ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 12pm and includes a short speakers’ program, which will feature Sereida Rodriguez (Principal of PS84), Frances Lucerna (Executive Director of El Puente), Joe Matunis (Director of Los Muralistas de El Puente) as well as a select few civic leaders. The program will be accompanied by a photo exhibit of the mural progress inside the school, and will be followed by a chance to mingle and share light refreshments with the youth and volunteer artists, school staff, and parents.

“NurtureNature” integrates themes of the environment and the diverse cultural community of the Southside of Williamsburg. Images featured in the mural include families gardening together; native birds, trees, and flowers; neighbors caring for their streets; and other powerful imagery reflecting the neighborhood’s identity, vibrancy, and commitment to sustainability. This mural is the first project of a growing partnership between PS84 and El Puente’s Green Light District, which is helping to nurture sustainability and equity in education throughout the community—starting with the model efforts at PS84.

What: “NurtureNature” Unveiling and Mural Dedication
Where: 250 Berry Street, Brooklyn NY 11211 (corner of Berry and S. 1st Street)
When: Saturday, September 8th, 2012, 12pm-2pm

If you are interested in attending the dedication ceremony, please RSVP by emailing Anusha Venkataraman, Acting Director of the El Puente Green Light District, at avenkataraman@elpuente.us or call (347) 532-2809.

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