Unity in Diversity: Community Mural


Saturday, August 8

11:30am–1:30pm Where


Admission Registration required

Take part in making a collaborative community mural and incorporate the materials and aesthetic choices of both Derrick Adams and Tijay Mohammed—simplified shapes, vibrant colors, cultural images and symbols, portraits, fabrics, and invented patterning. Celebrating the rich and diverse past, present, and future of Yonkers, or your city of choice, this workshop will delve into our dreams, aspirations, and disappointments as it addresses issues of history, migration, and gender equality, through a process inspired by “Sankofa,” an Adinkra symbol that means learning from the past for a prosperous future.

During the virtual workshop, you will be invited to share stories, artworks, and photos from your personal archives as you create original compositions for Tijay to incorporate into a patchwork. You are encouraged to use a variety of materials of your choice, for example: fabrics, maps, flags, wallpaper, gift wrap, cellophane sheets, and newspaper. Following the workshop, we invite you to submit your contributions to programs@hrm.org. Please send jpegs of your work by Monday, August 10.

The artist will arrange your submissions into an actual mural, which will be shared online and displayed in our Greene Education Center when it reopens to the public.


Support provided by Art Bridges.