Amazing Things Happen When We Work Together

by on Friday

October 2013 was intense around here.  Well, at least for me; and certainly for our Artist-in-Residence, Jay Wolf Schlossberg-Cohen.

The Center was filled with excitement, anticipation and inspiration for me and the hundreds of you who participated in one of our 28 mural painting sessions.

Our community, under Jay’s guidance,  took 1,560 square feet and 8 planter tops of blankness and transformed them into a work of art. A work of art that communicates social justice themes such as Environmental Stewardship, Human Rights & Dignity, Economic Justice, and Food Justice.

Do you remember eating lunch outside by the J café and seeing the steady progression over 15 packed days?  Or perhaps coming back after an absence to notice the work fully realized?  I remember October, but this documentary by Chip Curry brought back vivid details by capturing the communal spirit and offering candid testimonials.  I’m delighted to share it with you.

Want to see 150 hours of work blast by in 3 minutes? 
Here’s a time lapse look at the painting process.

Tours of the Grow Justice Mural and Garden are available for groups at the PJCC in Foster City, CA.  Inquire at arts@pjcc.org.  And, take a self-guided tour using our brochure.  Get your free copy when you visit The Grow Justice Mural.

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