Join the Morgan School Social Justice Club and Clinton Arts Council for the reveal of Clinton’s first Social Justice Murals on July 1 at 2PM at Morgan School in 71 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton, CT.
Partnering with statewide public art nonprofit, RiseUP for Arts, the Social Justice Club and Arts Council held a series of discussions with the artist, Jaii Marc Renee, to design the mural. The students at Morgan School wanted to see the diversity of their school represented in the murals and a bright and colorful design that would be fun for pictures in front of.
Jaii Marc Renee executed the two murals on 4x6 panels that will begin their journey around Clinton this summer at Morgan School and then be moved to other buildings. The goal is to use the public art to spread the message of equality and love throughout the town.
The murals were funded by a grant from CT Humanities to Clinton Arts Council.
About Jaii Marc Renee: https://www.jaiimarcart.com/
Jaii Marc Renee opens his heart to the world using the paint as his blood and canvas as his heart. An artist from Central, Connecticut, Jaii is passionate about spreading a message of healing and love through his art.
Using his unique style of large canvases, black and white focal points, with a bold pop of color and a drip effect, are ways to identify his virtuosity.
About RiseUP: www.theriseupgroup.org
RiseUP for Arts’s mission Our mission is to empower communities to imagine new possibilities through public art and education.
We have completed over 100 mural and placemaking projects throughout Connecticut, we’ve worked with 50+ local artists, 100s of partners and host 1,000s of volunteers per year to help make our public art. RiseUP creates public art through donations, grants, and community goodwill.
We support artists, cities, other nonprofits, companies, and local community members in making their mural projects come to life. We help create the vision and manage the entire process to beautify communities through public art.
About Clinton Arts Council: https://clintonartscouncilct.org/
The Clinton Arts Council sustains, expands, and promotes the existing and future vibrant, diverse arts and cultural activities in the historic downtown, and throughout the town of Clinton.
Making arts, entertainment, and educational opportunities in Clinton available to all of Connecticut, while promoting collaboration of the arts to many local organizations, the Arts Council is enhancing the quality of life for all in Clinton.