ATLANTA – Tomorrow Atlanta City Councilmember Kwanza Hall will lead the dedication of a mural honoring Rep. John Lewis at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 24, at 171 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive N.E. (at the corner of Auburn Avenue and Jesse Hill Jr. Drive NE, on the west side of the Renaissance Walk at Auburn building).
“I am thrilled that Auburn Avenue is the home to this stunning mural honoring Congressman Lewis,” said Hall, who represents the area. Sean Schwab, an Atlanta-based artist and a member of the Loss Prevention arts collective, created the mural.
“I am deeply moved, “ said Lewis, “and very touched by the beautiful work of this artist—Sean Schwab– and also by the generosity of the building owner who so graciously allowed this mural to be painted on his wall in downtown Atlanta. It means a great deal to me that the mural was depicted in the same community where Martin Luther King Jr. was born and nurtured. It is an inspiration to me, and I hope it will inspire others.”
WHO: Atlanta City Councilmember Kwanza Hall
U.S. Congressman John Lewis
Reverend Gregory Eason, Senior Pastor, Big Bethel A.M.E. Church
The children of Renaissance Learning Center
A.J. Robinson, President, Central Atlanta Progress
Sean Schwab of the artist collective Loss Prevention
WHAT: Dedication of HERO, a mural honoring U.S. Congressman and Civil Rights Leader John Lewis
WHEN: 10 a.m. on Friday, August 24
WHERE: 171 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive N.E. (west side of Renaissance Walk at Auburn building) ###