FSU’s Department of Art Education has teamed up with FSU Opening Nights for over 8 years to help bring the university and the Tallahassee community together. The idea behind the Community Mural Project it is to create a bridge between the university and the community using the arts, where people can work together to engage in a collaborative piece and leave their mark on Tallahassee.
This year’s mural design aims to communicate themes of resilience and hope, while also acknowledging the history behind the unspeakable atrocities of the Holocaust. The children in the foreground are seen nurturing vibrant green grass that is seen growing from the train tracks of Auschwitz, while also watering blue iris flowers, which are symbolic of faith and hope.
FSU Art Therapy student and Community Mural Coordinator, Pamela Salcedo says,
It has been an amazing experience helping organize and implement such a wonderful project and foster the relationships we have with community partners and groups. Opening Nights and TCC’s HERC were actively involved during this process and helped us out immensely. It was an honor being asked to create the design for this year’s mural after brainstorming conceptual ideas with Dr. Dave Gussak and Barbara Goldstein, Executive Director of HERC. Everyone involved played a critical role in making this achievable and I am truly grateful and amazed at the incredible teamwork effort that went into it.
Tallahassee’s Holocaust Education Resource Council (HERC) is proud to announce that the new mural is officially complete and invites the community to attend the unveiling of the mural at their office located at the Tallahassee Community College campus. The event will take place Sunday, April 28th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Following the unveiling we will invite the community to come in and get a brief tour of our facilities as well as answer any questions regarding HERC’s mission and future HERC events. For the younger members of our community, HERC will be offering an art activity of decorating rocks in the memory of all those who we lost during the Holocaust. HERC hopes that you will all be able to join in welcoming the new mural to the TCC campus and looks forward to seeing you at future events. – Barbara Goldstein, Executive Director
Mural unveiling official flyer: HERC-1045-HERC-Mural-at-TCC-Unveiling-Flyer-ART