2 weeks ago
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Spectacular new mural at the Willy St. Co-op
This gorgeous new mural is being painted (in the midst of a serious heat wave, by the way) at the Willy St. Co-op by Brazilian street artist Panmela Castro. The wall had been a blank white slate for years, threatening blindness and heat stroke to passing pedestrians (well, that's what it felt like, anyway).
I'm so happy to see a business recognizing the value of covering bare wall space with beautiful art. I hope we see more places follow suit.
There will be a dedication of this mural on Friday, July 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the co-op, 1221 Williamson St.: "The Friends of Williamson Street Art Center together with Marquette Neighborhood Association and the Willy St Coop announce the dedication of a mural celebrating the unity of women. Panmela’s work, sponsored by Vital Voices around the globe, reminds us that women in many parts of the world suffer oppression."