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News Release

Town of Hilton Head Island's Office of Cultural Affairs Announces Community Mural Project with the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island

Release Date: May 16, 2019

Contact Information:
Carolyn Grant email icon , Communications Director, 843-341-4618


The Office of Cultural Affairs for the Town of Hilton Head Island and the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island are partnering to create the second installation of local artist Lauren Andreu's "For the Cause of Peace and Brotherhood" mural series.

The Boys & Girls Club is inviting its members and their families to help paint on Friday, May 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Club at 151 Gumtree Road. The entire community is invite to help paint the mural on Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Andreu will design the mural as a paint-by-numbers project on the wall in the Club's gymnasium. On the day of the mural creation, residents of all ages can stop by, pick up a paintbrush and help paint the design. The subject of the mural is the responsibility the current and next generation has to become the peacemakers of today. This installation will feature American athlete, activist and philanthropist, Muhammad Ali. This mural is the second installation in the series; the first installation was painted in the Island Recreation Center's community meeting room and features iconic peacemakers Gandhi, Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King, Jr.

The mural project is free and open to the public. All ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate.

About the Artist

Lauren Andreu is a Cuban and Puerto Rican American visual artist living in Bluffton, South Carolina. Based on her belief that man’s deepest desire is to be known, she aspires to tell the introspective stories of her subjects. As viewers wonder at the emotion in her pieces, Lauren hopes they also pause to come out of their own automation and into a self-reflective state. Lauren is currently inspired by the divine greenery and waters of the Lowcountry. You can find her kayaking down the May River or sitting under her porch when it’s raining, listening to the water hitting the trees.

Interviews with the artist may be scheduled through the Office of Cultural Affairs. For more information, contact Jenn McEwen at 843-341-4703 or jennm@hiltonheadislandsc.gov.

 

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The Town of Hilton Head Island Office of Cultural Affairs works to promote and support Hilton Head Island as a vibrant cultural destination that enriches our diverse community. We strive for the island to be recognized as a vibrant and distinctive destination known for its unique arts and culture assets that serve a diverse community and create a richer quality of life. For more information, visit www.culturehhi.org.

The Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island serves over 1,000 youths annually at 151 Gumtree Road, Hilton Head Island. More than 250 youths, ages 6-18, attend the Club on a daily basis during the school year and during summer camp. The Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island is a safe and fun place for club members to interact with friends, classmates and staff while they enjoy a wide variety of educational, recreational, cultural and enrichment activities. The Club provides young people hope and opportunity, a safe place to learn and grow, character-building experiences and the chance to develop relationships with caring and professional adults. The club staff and volunteers work together to achieve the Club's mission: "To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens." To learn more about how Great Futures start at The Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island, please contact Lori Pollina at 843-689-3646 or lori.pollina@bgclowcountry.org.