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16th Street Bridge Mural
Where Are We In CLT?by Porter Metzler on June 3, 2020
“Love is the bridge between you and everything else.”
Love is going to be an important factor over the coming days, weeks, months, and years as our country attempts to heal and create effective widespread change. We can do this, but we need to do it together.
This mural was created in 2017 by Brand the Moth, a nonprofit focused on uplifting the community through art, in collaboration with the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte, now known as Roof Above. Painted by Lane Morris, Sam Guzzie, and community volunteers, including men staying at the shelter, the mural was designed to show the ups and downs of life. The theming and imagery were based on ideas given by residents of the Men’s Shelter.
One passionate volunteer artist from the Men’s Shelter, Preston Flemming, was included in the mural by Brand the Moth. He is the man in the photo above. “After this, I think people in the area will see that homeless people do care about their community,” said Preston about working on the project.
To learn more about the mural and to see more images of the full project, check out Brand the Moth’s website.
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