Two Murals, One Artist, the Entire Community
In the fall of 2018, CT Murals partnered with several organizations to bring to life a lonely concession stand in historic, Colt Park in Hartford, CT.
The project included two large murals that were designed by the community to honor two of
history's most respected men, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Roberto Clemente. The MLK mural represents one of King's nonviolent principle's "Attack Problems, Not People." This mural is part of a larger Nonviolence Mural series in partnership with CT Center for Nonviolence. Artist, Corey Pane, helped to take the communities ideas and bring them to life. Volunteers also contributed by "paint-by-numbers" and Corey put his finishing professional touches over it.
The Roberto Clemente mural is a complement to Roberto Clemente field where the Los Amigos softball team plays. This mural was in collaboration with Friends of Colt Park.
Hartford has one of the highest concentrations of Puerto Ricans outside of the island making this Clemente mural extra special for the community.
Check out some footage of the mural coming to life: