Mosaic workshops create Bryant Square Park mural


Volunteers are laying mosaic tiles to create a new mural at Bryant Square Park. Workshops for the community art project have drawn more than 120 residents of all ages.

Artist Sharra Frank created the design in collaboration with community members. Panels facing Bryant will incorporate a biker and winter scenes, similar to the community mural recently lost in repairs to the former Bryant Avenue Market. The new design also incorporates additional seasons, flowers, butterflies, a bee and water elements.

The CARAG neighborhood provided a $10,000 grant for the project, and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council provided an additional $10,000.

Here are the dates of upcoming workshops:

— Wednesday, Jan. 13 from 6-8 p.m. at Bryant Square Park, 3101 Bryant Ave. S.

— Saturday, Jan. 30 from 1-4 p.m. at the Southwest Senior Center, 3612 Bryant Ave. S. 

— Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Southwest Senior Center, 3612 Bryant Ave. S.

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