For Immediate Release
Biddleville - October 8, 2019, / – Muralist and community organizer Georgie Nakima announced her multidisciplinary public art project “Kindred” to be placed at Mechanics and Farmers Bank, Charlotte’s first minority-owned financial institution. Nakima’s project, which is made possible by the inaugural Celebrate Charlotte Arts grant, funded by the Knight Foundation, will be collaborative in nature.
“This project is designed to embrace the legacy of the Historic West End while co-creating with Charlotte’s local creative community and partners,” Nakima stated, describing the impact of “Kindred”. The project begins with a series of community-led workshops slated to occur in November, culminating with a permanent mural and public event at M&F Bank. “We want to highlight the impact of our community’s network and how we reimagine an equitable future.”
Nakima lives and creates in Charlotte, where her work splatters colorful commentary throughout the city under the title Garden of Journey. “Im inspired to use art as a learning tool to uplift and transform communities and their environment”. Most recently Nakima made headlines when she collaborated with NBA All Stars and Xbox to design a mural on the McCrorey YMCA basketball court, but murals by Nakima can be found all throughout Charlotte, from the West Side to NoDa.