NEW ARTWORK BLOSSOMS IN ISHAM PARK
It’s late summer and Isham Park is in full-bloom. The NYC Parks Department recently completed a long-awaited capital project. The Volunteers for Isham Park have been lavishing the paths and gardens with attention, and Creative Art Works has just completed a new mural on the north side of 4970 Broadway that celebrates the diversity of the Inwood community and the beauty of the neighborhood’s green spaces.
The new mural was painted by the "Creative Keepers," a team of CAW all-stars from two Public Art Youth Employment programs that were completed in md-August, one at George Washington High School and the other at Renaissance School of the Arts. The team was lead by CAW Teaching Artist Jocelyn Goode-Morgan and Teaching Artist Assistant Julia Kito-Kirtley.
This project received tremendous support from local businesses in Inwood. Manuel "Manny" Ramirez allowed the Creative Keepers to use the basement of Dicther Pharmacy as a workspace. Most importantly, Alef Realty Management Company paid to have the wall on the north side of New Edition Cleaners restored in preparation for the mural painting.