As part of an ongoing collaboration between the two organizations, Mia and Centro Tyrone Guzman brought together teens to identify and create a visual representation of pressing issues affecting their lives. Over the summer of 2016, the teens from Centro’s Raíces program worked with Hope Community, mural artists, Leilani Mendoza, and Andres Guzman to share their personal stories, challenges, and explore their roots together. They took field trips to mural sites across the city to get ideas, visited the museum for inspiration, and spent time in the studios learning basic painting techniques.
The result of many hours together, this mural on the wall of Centro Tyrone Guzman is the second in a series of two. This mural is located on Chicago Avenue just north of East Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis.