Xavier Cortada, “Our Community Mural”, 48″ x 108″, mixed media on canvas, 2000.
The Human Services Coalition Annual Meeting Collaborative Mural Project
On June 12th, 2000 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., Xavier Cortada facilitated the creation of a community mural at the Caleb Center in Liberty City (Miami, FL) as part of the Human Services Coalition (HSC) annual meeting. Over 400 participants representing a myriad of human services organizations contributed their messages and drawings onsite, and Cortada helped collage them to the canvas panels.
The Miami artist painted a community bridge (like the one conceptualized in the Building Bridges: A Community Mosaic draft proposal) as the central image on the mural. In essence, this can serve as a preliminary maquette for the actual bridge. Also, HSC printed posters of the completed mural.
If you have any questions, please contact about the June 12th event, please visit the Human Services Coalition website, www.hscdade.org, or contact their executive director, Daniella Levine, at email@example.com.