The WNY Arts Collective in collaboration with People Inc., hosted a mural unveiling and artists recognition for People Inc. Jefferson Avenue Apartments Tuesday morning at 1140 and 1166 Jefferson Avenue at the corner of Southampton Street.
This creative community collaboration is an important reflection of the People Inc., agency’s value for inclusion and represents the rich history of Jefferson Avenue through artwork from several local artists who were commissioned to help beautify the neighborhood. Input from the community determined the themes of the illustrations.
The artists who created the outdoor murals, representing the WNY Arts Collecltive, were recognized and included: Designing Artist: Mark G. Pearce Fabricating Artist Markenzy Julius Cesar, Artist James Cooper III ,Designing Artist Gino Morrow , Fabricating Artist Princessa Williams, artist Kobie Barber , Designing Artist Phyllis Thompson, Fabricating Artist John Baker.
John Baker (Project coordinator) and James J. Cooper III served as supervising artists.