December 21, 2019

Photos: Co-Creating Culture Mural Unveiling

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By John Andrews

A little outside the North Shore, we traveled to Lawrence to catch up once again with Marquis Victor of Elevated Thought (Read the amazing article by Joey Phoenix here and learn more) This time around, Marquis and the Elevated Thought team, with a huge assist from their students, created a stunning and empowering new mural on the face of the Lawrence Free Public Library. Co-Creating Culture is a public art installation at the Lawrence Public Library that celebrates the diverse cultures of Lawrence and highlights the Library as a cultural convener. This project was partially funded by the Essex County Community Foundation’s Creative County Initiative. See the full set of images by Creative Collective here.

Marquis Victor, Executive Director of Elevated Thought
Despite the cold, a lively and energetic group joined Marquis to unveil the mural at the Lawrence Library including Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera
Co-Creating Culture Mural at Lawrence Public Library, a project of Elevated Thought
Members of the Essex County Community Foundation and Elevated Thought. From L-R Stratton Lloyd, Executive Director Beth Francis, Mural installer Alex Brien , Creative County Initiative Director Karen Ristuben, Judith Farzan and Elevated thought Founder Marquis Victor

Learn more about the Creative County Initiative here. Creative Collective is an active partner of the Initiative and holds a commission position. In 2017, ECCF embarked on the Creative County Initiative (CCI), in partnership with the Barr Foundation and many other arts funders across Essex County. This effort, over a 5-year period, will invest more than $2 Million in the arts, culture and creative sector.