We are pleased to share with you photos of the new plaque up on the wall and a short video that talks about our process for the Parkland Community Mural Project. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB8xNugaPsU&feature=youtu.be
You can also find the link on our Facebook page and feel free to share it with your friends.
A big thank you to Patrick Wakefield for producing the video, our directors Carly Brook and Saiyare Refaei and our interviewees: Aida Acevedo, Carly Brook, Casey Bruinsma, Christopher Jordan, Ed Kane, Gunnar Johnston, Joel Zylstra, Jp Avila, Kenji Stoll, Luke Lundgren, Marlene Hayden, Nick and Kelda Lorax, and Saiyare Refaei. Unfortunately we were not able to show anywhere close to all of the footage from the interviews and mural process but they will be saved in the PLU Center for Community Engagement and Services archives.
Thank you again to everyone who attended our community forum last year or who was part of the planning and painting process in any way. We greatly appreciate your energy and efforts to see this project through completion.
Also, a big thank you to our individual donors:
Bahram Refaei and Sandy Soohoo-Refaei
Bill and Roxy Giddings
Miles Sand & Gravel Co
Teresa Swick Hansen
Tom and Patty Krise
And lastly, we would like to send additional thanks to the following supporters:
Associated Students of Pacific Lutheran University
Craig Olson and TopCo Painting
Garfield Street Businesses
Franklin-Pierce Youth First Coalition
Iketcha Sign and Design
Northern Pacific Coffee Company
Parkland Prairie Post
Parkland Safe Streets
Pierce County Arts Commission
PLU Center for Community Engagement and Service
PLU Office of Finance and Operations
PLU Office of the President
PLU Office of Sustainability
PLU University Communications
The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation Sparks Grant
Tacoma News Tribune
Our hope is that more projects like this mural will continue to engage citizens of Parkland and Pacific Lutheran University, to unite and build the community up. If you have an idea, do not hesitate to share it. If you need places to share your idea or become more involved, contact the PLU Center for Community Engagement and Service, the Garfield Business Association and the Franklin-Pierce Youth First Coalition. They are all a great starting points!
All the best,
The Parkland Community Mural Project
Thank you all who were able to make it to the dedication and those who have been part of the process! There are still t-shirts available from the Garfield Street Fair with the mural design. You can still get one for $20 at Iketcha Sign & Designs on Garfield Street.
Join us to celebrate the completion of the Parkland Community Mural Project! We want to thank all who participated, share stories of the process and invite you to come see the finished product that we all helped create.
10:45 Speeches on the Main Stage (Garfield St.)
11:00 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
11:15 Group photograph and Celebration
Where: Garfield & C St., Parkland, WA
RSVP at this link: http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=770e591fcbd8954c4a89f0157&id=3ca85ab740
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
GREAT NEWS! The mural project was selected for a $1,500 Spark Grant through The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation to support documenting the project.
Shout out to Carly Brook for working diligently on the grant proposal, Sarah Kluesner from Franklin Pierce Youth First for her assistance in finalizing the grant application, Saiyare Refaei for interviewing for the grant and of course The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation!
After a week off, we were back painting detail work in the Parkland sunshine. We will be painting this week through Thursday.
WHS College Bound seniors brought the energy and some great help this past Friday. We made a lot of progress this past week and will be taking a break from community painting days until Monday, June 30th. See you then!
Depending on the weather, the painting hours this week will be Monday-Wednesday 9 am – 6 pm and Friday from 9 am – 3 pm. Maybe we’ll see you out there soon!