Art for life’s sake

The Courier

August 9, 1996

Helping Hands Grab Hold Of Community

courierThe Local Initiatives Support Corporation and the Metro-Dade Park Department have partnered with children of the community in the creation of the Naranja Park Mural Project, 14150 SW 264th St.

Artist Xavier Cortada, director for the LISC South Dade Development Program, and young artists from the area, have put together a 24-feet by 3-feet mural, which will focus on the bonding of the community and will depict a conglomeration of hands reaching up together to symbolize the “Celebration of the Community.”

Naranja area residents came out July 31 to have their hand traced as a part of the mural so it would be completed the following day.

The mural was then unveiled and permanently affixed to the wall of the Naranja Park Community Building.

Founded in 1984, the Greater Miami LISC is a nationally-based organization that supports and organizes Communiyt Development Centers.

The mission of the CDC is to assist local communities in the development of affordable housing, establish economic development and initiate social services.

For more information, call 254-8181.