Check out the new mural at PS 84, “NurtureNature”

Have you taken the opportunity to explore and discover the amazing new mural by El Puente in the neighborhood?

We joined El Puente a few weeks ago when they dedicated their latest community mural, “NurtureNature”. Located on the corner of Berry & S 1st,  it was created by Los Muralistas de El Puente in collaboration with students, parents, and teachers from PS84 Jose de Diego Elementary School.

The mural is absolutely amazing in its color and detail, as it integrates themes of the environment and the diverse cultural community of the Southside of Williamsburg. Images featured in the mural include families gardening together; native birds, trees, and flowers; neighbors caring for their streets; and some  powerful imagery reflecting the neighborhood’s identity, vibrancy, and commitment to sustainability. This mural is the first project of a growing partnership between PS84 and El Puente’s Green Light District, which is helping to nurture sustainability and equity in education throughout the community.

The dedication ceremony featured the leaders at El Puente, several local politicians, and the staff and family of PS 84, but was highlighted by  the words of the main artist Joe Matunis and the other participating artists in Los Muralistas de El Puente. Be sure to take some time to delve into all the aspects of the mural. Designed with the help of the students, parents, and staff of PS 84, there are so many hidden lessons embedded within the piece.

Learn more:

PS 84 Jose De Diego. Greenpoint Gazette. Sept 2012

“Art Tells Of Asthma Curse Williamsburg Kids Create Bldg. Mural”  Daily News. Oct 1999

“Murals With A Mission” Brooklyn Ink. Feb 2012


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