Greater Newburgh Partnership Sponsors Large-Scale Mural
Life in Colors Series Continues to Blossom
City of Newburgh, NY – June 28, 2012 – Greater Newburgh Partnership and the Newburgh Mural Project began work on the third mural, in a five-mural series, that will be painted in the City of Newburgh by award-winning Chilean muralist Francisco “Dasic” Fernández.
Life in Colors, the themed mural series, is a tribute to the City of Newburgh’s enduring spirit and abounding potential celebrates Newburgh’s past and future through art. The Newburgh Mural Project was created and funded by founding partners: The Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh, Ford Foundation, The Greater Newburgh Partnership, Institute for International Education, the Ritz Theater, Safe Harbors of the Hudson, and City of Newburgh residents Decora Sandiford and Jenny Loeb.
“GNP is an advocate for the revitalization of the City of Newburgh. We’re proud to sponsor this public work of art and continue our contribution to Newburgh’s ever growing arts community,” noted Allan E. Atzrott, Chairman of the Greater Newburgh Partnership. “Dasic’s work on the two murals already completed have served to create, yet again, positive focus on what we’re doing – renewing the city of Newburgh in every way. The vibrancy of the South Street mural is especially motivating”
Dasic Fernández is an award-winning Chilean-born graffiti artist based in Bronx, NY. His murals can be seen in cities all over the world, including Austin, Chicago, Detroit, New York, Toronto, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. Known in part for the role his work plays in the revitalization of blighted urban cities, Fernández has a passion for finding ways to reflect a community’s history and values in the art he creates.
The GNP is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization that relies on grants and community support to achieve its goal of revitalizing the greater Newburgh community through public/private partnership. The Newburgh Mural Project is a public art and education program with a mission to inspire the growth of arts and culture in the community by transforming public spaces into public works of art celebrating the City of Newburgh’s spirit and vibrancy.
To learn more about the Greater Newburgh Partnership or to see how you can help, please go to www.greaternewburghpartnership.org To see mural abstracts, a timeline of events and to follow progress, visit www.newburghmuralproject.wordpress.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter (#newburghmural).
IMG_1: The Underpass on South Street before
IMG_2: The Underpass on South Street after being power washed and primed
IMG_3: Artist Dasic taking a break from the heat and painting