Seedfolk City Farm Mural Installation Celebration November 16 2016, 0 Comments

Lumiere Photo is proud to have sponsored this wonderful project and would like to extend the invitation to their mural dedication ceremony:

 

“They tried to bury us, but they didn’t know we were seeds.”

First penned in the mid 20th century by Greek poet Dinos Christianopoulos, this quote has often been used by and attributed to people in struggle in Mexican communities in recent years. In a global sense, this saying speaks to the core of what it is to rise above one’­s circumstances, trials, and marginalization: the strength of a seed is only realized when it is buried in the ground. During a time when it seems difficult to turn on the news without encountering a gut-wrenching story of prejudice and intolerance, we hope that reading these words as one travels down Main Street will inspire courage and empowerment, and serve as a reminder of the tenacity and fortitude that is inside us all.

This mural was created in the summer of 2015 by youth in Seedfolk City Farm & The Center for Youth’s Summer Youth Employment Program. Seedfolk’s youth programming focuses on using urban farming and food access as a means of civic engagement; collaborating with local artists to create this mural provided the first opportunity to bring public art into the mix. The quote perfectly ties together Seedfolk’s agricultural roots with its broader focus on social justice and community change, as well as its efforts to empower young people to create beauty and change in their communities. 

Please join us for a reception to celebrate the mural’s installation and our team’s hard work.

Contact seedfolkcityfarm@gmail.com  for further information.  

This project would not have been possible without the help of our sponsors: 

The Center For Youth Services

Morse Lumber

Lumiere Photo

Rochester Art Supply

Wall/Therapy 

 

As well as support from:

Barbara Hoffman 

Debra VanWert at RocCityArt

The M.K. Gandhi Institute For Nonviolence 

In the City/Off the Grid 

RochesterWorks

Seedfolk City Farm

 

         Artists/Staff:                                                                Youth Artists

Lisa Barker, Project Organizer                                            Nicole Mack

Sarah Rutherford, Project Organizer                                  Charisse Warnick

Justin Suarez                                                                      Kasim Wallace 

Brittany Williams                                                                 Diovanni Welch