A partnership between the Clara White Mission and FIGMENT Jacksonville
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The 2,600 square foot mural will be located on the Broad Street wall of the Clara White Mission in historic LaVilla. The mural will pay tribute to the life and work of the mission’s founder, Ms. Eartha M.M. White, who worked tirelessly her entire life in service to her community. The mural will feature glimpses into moments of her life as well as honor the history of the LaVilla neighborhood and inspire viewers to continue her legacy by living their life in service to others.
The images will be woven together with an explanatory poem as well as quotes and sayings that Eartha White collected from her mother, Clara White. The wall will be mixed media, including parts done in mosaic, and will be executed by a team of artists born and raised in Jacksonville who got their start right across the street at LaVilla School of the Arts.
The power of art to uplift communities and bring people together is all rooted in stories. It is through stories that we define our identity and share it with others. When we truly listen to each other's stories, we can reach a deeper understanding of where we comes from and how we are all connected. The video archives will contain stories from the community served by the Clara White Mission and use the platform to amplify their voices- homeless people, veterans, people suffering from unemployment. The story archive will be uploaded to YouTube and made publicly available.
About FIGMENT Jax
FIGMENT is a global nonprofit dedicated to building community through participatory art. FIGMENT Jacksonville was started in 2020 by a group of local artists working to enhance our city’s cultural landscape with free public art. Previous work from FIGMENT Jacksonville includes the Swan Dive mural at the corner of Park St. and Talbot Ave and a series of interactive treasure hunts last summer that featured popup art installations around Jacksonville. On October 9, 2021, FIGMENT will be coming to Riverside Park with a free, public interactive art festival. For more information visit jax.FIGMENTproject.org