11 January 2016

America by Kyle Holbrook, Chris Savido, multiple artist

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This mural was dedicated to the victims of Katrina and 9–11. Done in 2005, we believe it was a part of Kyle Holbrook’s MLK Community Mural Project, even though it lacks the familiar logo in the signature. We’ve noticed that a lot of the earlier murals sport the KH Design logo, but the goal here was the same. Mr Holbrook worked with other artists and local kids to create something special, something much more than art.

The MLK in the MLK Community Mural Project stands for Moving the Lives of Kids. They do that by engaging youth in troubled neighborhoods and giving them a job. They teach them a skill, show them a constructive way to spend their summer, and show these kids how to work together to improve their community.

In the first decade that the MLK Community Mural Project has been running they estimated that they have seen more than 5,000 kids participating in the creation of hundreds of murals in more than 10 cities.

As you look across this wall you see a collage of images from American history woven together, showing a little glimpse of what this nation is made of. There’s a bit of where we come from and what we’ve done. The artwork wraps around the corner in the underpass with the dedication to the victims of Katrina and 9–11.

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