City of Little Rock awards Pettaway $1000.00 Love Your Block – Neighborhood Challenge Grant to install a public art piece at the I-30 Overpass and East 17th Street
Pettaway Neighborhood Association
500 East 21st Street | Little Rock | Arkansas 72206
501.376.3406 | http://www.pettawayneighborhoodassociation.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2012
Carol Tabron, President Pettaway N.A.
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Kwadjo Boaitey, Secretary, Pettaway N.A.
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Maggie Hawkins, Facilitator, East Broadway Alert Center
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City of Little Rock awards Pettaway a $1000.00 Love Your Block – Neighborhood Challenge Grant to install a public art piece at the I-30 Overpass and East 17th Street
Little Rock, AR – Downtown Little Rock’s Pettaway community was awarded a $1000 Love Your Block Challenge Grant to place a community inspired mural on the wall of the I-30 overpass at East 17th Street, located a few yards from Winthrop Rockefeller Elementary and Early Childhood Magnet School.
The Pettaway Neighborhood Association will hold a city wide contest to identify the muralist who will design a mural depicting the history, love and light of the Pettaway community. The mural will incorporate ceramic pieces designed by children of the Pettaway community ages 1 day to 18 years old. Also designing ceramic pieces for the mural will be children enrolled at Winthrop Rockefeller Elementary and Early Childhood Magnet School.
“I’ve hoped for 18 years for something like this to take place in our community,” says Sharon Boyd-Struthers, Artist and Teacher at Rockefeller Elementary. Ms. Boyd-Struthers will serve as a technical advisor for this community project.
Carol Tabron, Pettaway N.A. President says, “This project is special because it’s about our future and highlights the next generation, -our children.”
The project is slated for completion by November 30, 2012 and will foster a sense of community pride, beautify the block, inspire the children and their families to learn more about Pettaway as well as bring visitors to and through the community to see this great community inspired public art piece.
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