Northside students’ artistic vision comes to life with new mural

WHAT

To help cultivate hope, inspire younger generations and create a safer home for all in the Northside community, students from Yes Prep Northside have come together to create a new public art piece, the “Eyes of the Northside.” The mural’s design, created in collaboration with Yes Prep students and graphic designer Mary Anne Pennington, features three prominent sets of eyes that gaze out over the Northside community, each representing the neighborhood’s past, present, and future.

Avenue, which has served as a convening agency in the Northside since 2002, donated the fence at its Homeownership Center for the mural’s installation. The project, supported by LISC Houston, is a collaborative effort between GO Neighborhoods and the “From a Space to a Place” initiative, a youth mentoring program from the Texan-French Alliance for the Arts that uses a creative, hands-on approach to ensure a holistic and educationally diverse experience for students.

WHO

Avenue
Yes Prep Northside
Texan-French Alliance for the Arts

WHEN

Wednesday, June 21st
11AM – 12PM

WHERE

Avenue Homeownership Center
707 Quitman St.
Houston, TX 77009
*Avenue spokesperson available for interview in English and Spanish

VISUALS

Completed “Eyes of the Northside” mural, students dedicating their new community art piece,
representatives from Avenue, Yes Prep and Texan-French Alliance for the Arts.

ABOUT AVENUE

Avenue’s mission is to build affordable homes and strengthen communities. The organization enhances the quality of life of working families and works to promote Houston’s future as a world-class city of healthy, vibrant and economically diverse neighborhoods. Avenue develops homes for purchase and rental as well as provides homebuyer education and counseling to help working families buy and maintain their own homes. They promote economic development and offer supportive services such as computer labs, after-school programs, and nutrition, fitness, and financial literacy classes that enrich the lives of the individuals and families they serve. Avenue is a member of the nationwide NeighborWorks® Network of more than 245 community development organizations working in nearly 4,358 urban, suburban and rural communities across America. Connect with Avenue on Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBAvenueCDC and Twitter: https://twitter.com/AvenueCDC.

HOUSTON June 20, 2017

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