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OneUnited Mural: The Unveiling
July 11, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
OneUnited Bank and the Miami Children’s Initiative (MCI) in conjunction with Liberty City Renaissance will unveil the final product of the OneUnited Mural Project – a public art works piece by Miami Muralist Addonis Parker on the façade of OneUnited Bank’s Miami branch. Themed Thunder & Enlightening. “The Unveiling” of the 10 feet by 55 feet thought-provoking mural will take place on July 11, 2015 at 5 p.m., at OneUnited Bank (3275 NW 79th St, Miami, FL 33147).
During the program, 21 inner-city youth from 9 South Florida high schools worked under the guidance of Parker to research, design and create a public work of art utilizing the OneUnited Bank building as its canvas. During the apprenticeship, the teens received a $250 stipend, opened a bank account at OneUnited Bank, and participated in a “Day-at-the Bank,” where they learned financial literacy skills.
After 4 months of collaboration among the apprentices and Parker, Thunder & Enlightening is ready to be unveiled. Parker’s transcendent work of art will convey a controversial message of freedom and hope by expounding on today’s social and economic unrest – using media icons like Trayvon Martin, Christina-Taylor Green, Michael Brown, local and national law enforcement and the 343 firefighter heroes from the aftermath of 9/11. It will serve as a global bipartisan exchange to unite the world on a plateau of peace. Thunder and Enlightening will achieve the ambitious goal of being the artistic blueprint for the documentation of truth and a more sincere approach for equal justice. The mural will celebrate the passing journey of racism, bigotry, fear and historical falsehood.