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Childhood Memories Mural Dedication

June 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Angie’s Cafe at 275 Amboy Ave is a restaurant and bakery opened in 2016 by Angie and Edgar Quinonez, both from the Dominican Republic. They have been working with the MDA on plans for a mural to go on the east wall as part of other building improvements planned for the site. Artist and educator Raúl Ayala and his students from the Rutgers Mason Gross School of Fine Arts have been commissioned to design and install a mural for the café wall. Ayala is an experienced mural artist from Ecuador whose work features themes related to social justice, memory, immigration, and resilience. The MDA Public Art Policy will guide the process, including seeking public input.

Childhood Memories is about remembering the joy and innocence of youth, and is intended to bring a sense of playfulness and a welcoming experience to the space where it will be installed. The central Flamboyant Tree image symbolizes the Dominican Republic and the universal themes of life, growth, strength, connection and support. The approximate 210 square foot mural will be executed on parachute cloth with acrylic paints off site with the Mason Gross students, and installed in spring 2022 with NovaGel (strong polymer gel)—a mural-making technique widely used in other cities. The mural will harmonize with a future outdoor dining space created in a portion of the parking lot facing Amboy Avenue.

For more info, visit Childhood Memories – Downtown Metuchen.

Details

Date:
June 17
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Organizer

Metuchen Downtown Alliance
Phone:
(732) 515-9660
Email:
info@downtownmetuchen.org
View Organizer Website

Venue

Downtown Metuchen
Metuchen, NJ 08840 United States + Google Map