Mark Making To Unveiling “FACE To FACE” Mural On MLK Day

Wednesday, January 08, 2014
“FACE to FACE” captures the life and conscience of East Chattanooga youth, bringing viewers “FACE to FACE” with the youth themselves and boldly declaring their commitment to transform Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream into a reality by creating a neighborhood free of gang violence, poverty, litter, inadequate education, and crime.
 
“FACE to FACE” is a collage of participants’ painted faces and words of positive actions created by over 45 East Chattanooga youth from Hope for the Inner City and Girls Inc. of Chattanooga with artists John McLeod, Frances McDonald, and Judy Mogul.   
 

“What better way to own a neighborhood than to have an image of your face on the street?” said Ms. McDonald, executive director of Mark Making.  “More than any other Mark Making mural, 'FACE to FACE' meets Mark Making’s mission to empower individuals and create civic ownership through public art.”

Mark Making also announced that it will be moving to East Chattanooga in 2014 and is looking forward to continued work with the East Chattanooga community.      

The MLK Day unveiling of “FACE to FACE” will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, at the intersection of Glass Street and Dodson Avenue in East Chattanooga.

“FACE to FACE” is funded in part by the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga.  Mark Making also thanks New Blue Construction for building the mural’s custom infrastructure.

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