Murals for the Movement is a public art initiative curated by Liza Quiñonez of Street Theory Gallery aimed at activating the Downtown Brooklyn and Dumbo communities with three large-scale, uplifting, and impactful murals that inspire a sense of connectivity and pride, while sparking conversations around racial and social justice.
These murals will serve as an expanded collaboration among three nationally and internationally renowned, Brooklyn-based artists — Cey Adams, Sophia Dawson, and Victor “Marka27” Quiñonez — who, together, have over 30 years of experience in the public art, fine art, hip hop, and pop culture space. The three artists will work together to create murals that reflect their African American and Latinx heritages while expressing their personal experience within the current social climate.
“The Downtown Brooklyn + Dumbo Art Fund is vital to the growth and mission of our creative organization. The DRI goals help us to continue supporting Black Artists and Artists of Color as pivotal to the re-imagining of more diverse, multicultural, and tolerant cities, neighborhoods, and communities. This grant gives us the resources and opportunity to enhance and support equity in the art industry while beautifying neighborhoods with diverse and culturally-inspired imagery that expresses a strong sense of civic and social engagement.”
- Liza Quiñonez, Curator
“As a Brooklyn artist I believe in community first, everyone should support the Downtown Brooklyn Revitalization Initiative. Beautifying our neighborhoods is the Brooklyn way!”
- Cey Adams, Artist
“This grant will allow me to take my studio practice to the walls of Brooklyn without any creative constraint. It will bring the communities that deal with the issues that are addressed in my work to the forefront both through the art that is placed on the wall and their physical involvement in programming. It also will provide a space and platform for current movements to continue to speak.”
- Sophia Dawson, Artist
“This grant will serve the community by creating murals that uplift, empower, and inspire future generations through awareness of social impact issues that affect BIPOC communities. We will also mentor emerging youth artists as assistants through the creative process of creating public art — Murals For The Movement is for the people, by the people.”
- Victor “Marka27” Quiñonez, Artist
Learn more about the Downtown Brooklyn + Dumbo Art Fund here.
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