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Dear Frontline Gives Artistic Props to Essential Workersby Tim Miner on December 22, 2020
Last week, the Oakland, California artist Kate Deciccio and her team painted a new, temporary mural on the back of the Mecklenburg Investment Company Building 229 S. Brevard Street.
This new mural was funded by Dear Frontline, a community art initiative managed and produced by Big Bowl of Ideas, a Black-owned creative public affairs firm from Los Angeles. Brooklyn Collective, and Studio 229 on Brevard were partners on the project.
The mural promotes fair wages for frontline workers and mail and delivery personnel. The efforts are funded through Kickstarter.
“We hope the community will come by and visit, take photos and spread the word that the frontline in all industries deserves recognition and fair compensation for the fact that they risk their lives daily on our behalf,” said Monique Douglas, director of community engagement and board member of Brooklyn Collective.
The mural is expected to remain on display at the corner of 3rd and S. Brevard Streets for at least six months.
Dear Frontline also allows you to write a message and send an online postcard to a frontline worker. Do that here.