The Murphy Park Mural Project is a community engagement and creative placemaking initiative. Over 12 weeks during the summer of 2018, renowned local artist, Cbabi Bayoc, will guide Carr Square residents (14+) in creating a public art piece for the neighborhood park that will be an expression of their ideas and community spirit. The hope is to make a lasting statement in the park about the importance of family in the community. Cbabi will help participants learn basic art making techniques, pitch their idea for the artwork to neighborhood groups, and create the public artwork. In mid-August 2018, the piece will be installed and unveiled at a community celebration!
Volunteers will meet every Saturday, April 28 – August 18, from 9:00am–noon at either Transfiguration Church (1807 Biddle, St. Louis, MO 63106) or Murphy Park. Residents of Carr Square, or others interested in participating, should call Stephanie Benware at COCA (314.561.4898) to sign up! Or, come to the first meeting, and you can sign up there.
Cbabi (pronounced Kuh-bob-bi) Bayoc is an artist who has always known, and lived, his calling: creating art which reflects his love of music and family. He changed his name in 1997 from Clifford Miskell to Cbabi Bayoc, so his name would always remind him of his purpose in life. Cbabi stands for Creative Black Artist Battling Ignorance and Bayoc for Blessed African Youth of Creativity.