Monday, July 20, 2020

"Labor of Love" Picture Progress!

The "Labor of Love" mural is progressing, especially with the help from local community members and artists! Click the "read more" button to see the updated pictures for the Apopka history mural.

Recently we held a community work day, where members from Apopka and our community garden got a chance to come and work with lead artists Linda, Sarah, and Norman. To learn more about the community garden, you can view our Campesinxs Garden Facebook page here!

It is incredibly important to the mural artists that this mural reflects the community, and in order to do this, we need community members to be involved in the creation and execution. This is why we are working so hard to involve community members of all ages and backgrounds. This mural is going to feature QR codes that can be scanned by your phone, so that you can listen to interviews conducted with life-long Apopka residents that cannot be physically present for the mural work.

Apopka is a city with a rich history, but unfortunately it is often snuffed out or forgotten, since it is a history that belongs to a black community. Artist Linda Lee is a big part of that history, and it is her goal to make sure the rich roots of Apopka are not forgotten!

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