Feedback sought for Frankford mural project

North­east res­id­ents can chip in their ideas about a series of mur­als planned for Frank­ford’s busi­ness cor­ridor dur­ing two com­munity meet­ings that will be held Wed­nes­day, Oct. 5, and Thursday, Oct. 13, at Denby’s Sweet Sen­sa­tions, 4428 Frank­ford Ave. Both ses­sions will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Cesar  Viver­os, of the city’s Mur­al Arts Pro­gram, will paint the Ima­gin­ing Frank­ford mur­als this spring, and he wants to listen to res­id­ents’ stor­ies about their neigh­bor­hood.

Viver­os wants to hear about memor­ies, hopes and dreams, said pro­ject man­ager Ne­tanel Por­ti­er. He’ll use those im­ages to cre­ate “a co­hes­ive series of pub­lic art­works,” she said. After the pub­lic ses­sions, Viver­os will con­duct private meet­ings with in­di­vidu­als.

The mur­als will be of var­ied sizes and will be situ­ated on Frank­ford Av­en­ue or just off the av­en­ue. Some of the mur­als might be vis­ible from the El, she said.

The Mur­al Arts Pro­gram is presently pick­ing loc­a­tions and try­ing to get au­thor­iz­a­tions from prop­erty own­ers.

Be­cause work is con­ceived as a series of mur­als, Por­ti­er ex­pects that the designs will be com­plex. Viver­os then will sub­mit those designs to Mur­al Arts. They will be re­viewed dur­ing the winter.

Much work will be done in a stu­dio, she said, and neigh­bor­hood res­id­ents will be in­vited to par­ti­cip­ate. Mur­al in­stall­a­tions are pro­jec­ted to be­gin in the spring or sum­mer, de­pend­ing on weath­er.

Ques­tions? E-mail Por­ti­er at ne­tanel@mur­ ••

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