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Photo by Member Mark Krancer, Kram Kran Photo

Photo by Member Mark Krancer, Kram Kran Photo


Date ArticleType
4/20/2023 2:26:52 PM Member News

Hearts 4 Minds Springfield Mural

WHAT: Hearts for Minds, a Jacksonville-based non-profit focusing on mental health awareness, unveils its latest mural on Wednesday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at Sesquicentennial Park in historic Springfield.

The seventh mural in its Murals With Meaning Program is a collaboration between Hearts for Minds and local artists Corey Kreisel and Ramses Allen. The eye-catching design boasts colorful splashes of pink, orange and yellow juxtaposed against a black and white geometric pattern and features Hearts and Minds’ signature dragonfly.

According to Hearts to Minds founder, Sheryl Johnson, the dragonfly is a perfect symbol for mental health awareness as it symbolizes hope, courage and change. Each mural also has a QR code for viewers to access information about mental health education and services.

WHO: Hearts for Minds founder Sheryl Johnson, representatives from SPAR (Springfield Preservation and Revitalization) and artists Corey Kreisel and Ramses Allen, Pine Forest Dance Ensemble and Ouija Brothers

WHEN: Friday, April 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The unveiling takes place as part of SPAR’s ongoing Music on Main series at approximately 7 p.m. and will follow performances by the Pine Forest Dance Ensemble and Ouija Brothers.

WHERE: Sesquicentennial Park in historic Springfield, 1527 N. Main St., 32206

WHY: Public art, Johnson says, provides opportunities for individuals to have conversations about mental health and spark change. Sesquicentennial Park was chosen for the mural as it is a public space with high visibility and enables Hearts 4 Minds to continue its mission to reach every neighborhood in Jacksonville.

MORE INFO: For interviews, additional information or photos, please contact Stacey Steiner at 904.428.9298 or stacey@prattify.com.
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