DUMBO First Thursday Mural Tour
DUMBO First Thursday Mural Tour A behind-the-scenes tour of three brand new murals around DUMBO led by Liza Quiñonez. an accomplished creative entrepreneur and founder of Street Theory, an award-winning urban contemporary art and design agency. Mural artists Victor ‘MARKA27’ Quiñonez, Cey Adams, and Sophia Dawson will be present and will join Liza in a conversation about their work.
Street Theory, continuing work through their Murals for the Movement art initiative, is presenting these three new murals. Murals for the Movement is one of the projects funded through the Downtown Brooklyn + Dumbo Art Fund - a partnership of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and the Dumbo Improvement District, under New York State’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative. Part of the State’s approach to create vibrant neighborhoods and boost local economies, Downtown Revitalization Initiative investments are a crucial part of the State’s strategy to revitalize communities. Canvasses provided by NYC DOT Art.
Schedule Attendees will meet at 5:30 PM at 195 Gold St., where Victor Quiñonez's mural is located. The group will then travel to Cey Adams’ mural at Prospect and Adams St., and lastly proceed to Sophia Dawson's mural at Front St. between Pearl St. and Adams St.
Artwork Victor ‘Marka27' Quiñonez: Back to the Essence, Brooklyn 195 Gold St.
"This mural celebrates the African Diaspora and contemporary Afro Futurism. The two strong females are a symbol of strength, black pride and beauty. The multi-cultural patterns are inspired by African mud cloth. The “Neo Indigenous” patterns are original and created by Marka27. The tropical background, bold colors, and nature all tie back to the motherland Africa with flowers, plants, and animals native to Africa."
Cey Adams: Love Prospect St. & Adams St.
“My LOVE murals are designed to encourage the viewer to think and see beyond the surface. The work inspires examination and positive conversation. The images, graphic shapes, and vivid colors relate to the complexity of our diverse community.”
Sophia Dawson: Standing In The Gap Front St. between Pearl St. & Adams St.
“The concept stems from the necessity to acknowledge the legacy of the generation that came before us that fought for our rights and freedom as we continue to contend for the destiny we deserve. It also speaks to the importance of spiritual warfare and how a battle must be won spiritually before it is won physically. The background incorporates a color bars theme and use of the ginkgo African fabric for my cultural pattern that appears throughout the mural.”
Tour guide: Liza Quiñonez Liza Quiñonez has worked in large-scale public art and event production, arts administration, experiential marketing, cultural place’keeping’, and within the art and design industry for 15+ years .She is passionate about artist rights, social justice, art activism, and multiculturalism and prides herself in amplifying authentic experiences, diversity and street culture within all aspects of work, life, and community.
Support Support is provided by DUMBO Improvement District, Two Trees Management Co, Empire Stores, and Superfine and made possible by the ongoing participation of artists and DUMBO's art galleries. Canvasses provided by NYC DOT Art.
195 Gold Street
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