At the Imagining Frankford meeting at Campbell AME church on Tuesday April 17th, the locations for the Frankford murals were announced. There are five locations that will be used. At the Southern gateway to Frankford the locations are 4229-39 Frankford AVenue, 4248 Frankford Avenue and 4122-50 Kensington Avenue. Further up the locations will be at 4426-28 Frankford Avenue and 4935 Frankford Avenue. These locations were chosen for visibility from both street level and El level. Consideration had to be given to the suitability of the wall surface.
Cesar Viveros is the lead artist and he has listened to the community over the last 6 months talk about Frankford. He presented his design concept last night which will attempt to incorporate what he has heard. It starts with the heart of Frankford which translates into Community, Family, History, Pride and Potential. His task is to now express those elements into murals. He presented some of his initial design concepts and I have reproduced only three of them here. Click on the image for a full size view.
From here the designs will be finalized and then go into production between June and September. There will be community paint days where people will be invited into the studio to participate in the process. The process will be complete in September/October.
There will be another meeting on Saturday April 21st from 1 to 2:30 PM at Campbell AME church at 1657 Kinsey St. The public is invited to come out and see what is happening.