Milwaukee is getting a little brighter. Radio Milwaukee has teamed up with local artists to create two murals in the city.
Artist: Black Paint Studios
Location: Var Gallery, 643 S. 2nd Street
Mural start date: September 9, 2017
Anticipated mural completion: October 1, 2017
Concept: This concept asks hard questions. How do we ignore differences? Why shouldn’t we? How do we honor them? Why should we? Differences can be used to divide and cause harm. Differences can also be beautiful and make us stronger. Differences exist. And talking about them — and really listening to others talk about them — versus pretending they’re not there is what they see as a necessary part of the path to healing divisions, breaking down barriers and bringing people together.There’s a lot of hope in the theme too. It assumes healing is possible. It suggests a constructive path to something better. The antithesis of ignoring is listening. Listening is one of the most powerful ways to honor another person. It hopes we are all capable of listening to and honoring each other or it wouldn’t bother asking. It hopes that we’re brave enough to do this hard work together.