“Just as nature inspires art, art inspires actions to defend wild places and the wild creatures that live in them.” With this in mind, the Center for Biological Diversity’s Endangered Species Mural Project works with artists, scientists, and organizers to bring endangered wildlife onto the streets of cities and towns around the country. These murals are imagined as tools to help celebrate local endangered species within communities, and to encourage people to make connections between conservation and community strength. Spearheaded by Portland artist Roger Peet, the mural project promotes an affinity for the natural world and the diverse species that help define it.”(www.biologicaldiversity.org) For the 17th installment of the Endangered Species Mural Project, Roger Peet partnered with ArtWorks to create two murals along Cincinnati’s Little Miami Scenic Trail to feature the Indiana Bat on the walls of a 1,000 square-foot underpass. Roger worked with a team of two Junior Teaching Artists and one Youth Apprentice to paint the murals over a one-week period.
Geneveive Lavalle, Cece Padilla
Great Parks of Hamilton County, The Center for Biological Diversity, American Scaffolding, Inc.
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