Vibrant New Murals at NYCHA

NYCHA Journal Features "Roots/Raíces" Murals

Vibrant New Murals at NYCHA

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NYCHA highlights the installation of the “Roots/Raíces” murals at the Lillian Wald Houses in the current issue of NYCHA Journal. Enjoy the article by LaToya Jordan here. Here’s an excerpt:

A new mural series at the Lillian Wald Senior Center vividly showcases the rich history and culture of immigrants who shaped the Lower East Side and continue to shape the community.

Unveiled on July 10, “Roots/Raíces” is a series of five colorful murals on 1,200 square feet of the center’s exterior walls. …

The murals were painted in June, with the help of more than 100 volunteers, including seniors, young people, and other community members. In addition, artists from two non-profits in Puerto Rico, Ciudad Museo PR and Project Refugee PR, contributed their artistic skills and talents. Fermin Mendoza, a teaching artist with Thrive Collective, led the concept and design workshops with seniors and the mural production. …

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