Signs Of Solidarity

A Public Art Project in Protest of Hate and Divisiveness

Michelle Angela Ortiz at Johnny Brenda’s

Michelle Angela Ortiz at Johnny Brenda’s (Frankford and Girard avenues)

Artist Statement: “As a visual artist/ skilled muralist/ community arts educator I use my art as a vehicle to represent people and communities whose histories are often lost or co-opted. My works tells stories using richly crafted and emotive imagery to claim and transform spaces into a visual affirmation that reveals the strength and spirit of the community. At this moment when our communities of color are at a higher risk of being targeted in this country, it is crucial that we remember how beautiful, resilient, and powerful we are. That when others fail to see our light, we continue to shine brighter and be a beacon to our families, our children, and our communities.”

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