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Local Artists Imagine a Resilient Future in a New Mural Series

By Ashley Muir Bruhn | June 29, 2020

“Resilience Grows in the Backyard” will be painted by Sarah Craft in Central Park, June 27-July1

#Plan4Resilience is a public art project that commissions local artists, impacted by the economic crisis, to create temporary murals out of chalk and tempera paint. Lead Artist Danielle Fodor asks, “What have we learned from the pandemic that we should carry into the future?  How can we plan for resilience?” 

Each mural translates one of today’s urgent needs into long-term resilience planning, encouraging people to learn from today’s pandemic and about how to prepare for the future, the climate crisis, and other societal challenges.  Art helps us imagine, “Where do we go from here?”

Juneteenth’s “Black Lives Matter” mural by Dianna Craig, on display in Solidarity Space Central Park, Davis

With positive messages, the murals aim to move the public from paralysis to action, as we strive to make our society more resilient and to care better for our planet and each other.

Murals will fade naturally with weather: wind, rain, and dust. While the paintings are most will be most vibrant immediately after completion, the art will remain visible for several weeks (possibly months), depending on weather conditions.

See below for additional dates & locations:

“Plant a Seed for the Future,” Can Foster, Mid-July in the Cannery, Davis

“Imagine a World Where Everyone Counts,” Tony Tran, Late July at I-House, Davis

Two more murals are TBD.

#Plan4Resilience is funded, in part, by a generous grant from the City of Davis Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.

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