GAINESVILLEL, FLA. - As a part of the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department’s 352walls initiative, local artist Turbado Marabou created a mural at the Clarence R. Kelly Community Center & Park, located in East Gainesville's Duval Community. The artwork is on the south wall of the community center's exterior and faces the park's event lawn and playground.
Turbado Marabou is a talented muralist and storyteller. He uses his art to speak to the African traditions of moving from youth to adulthood in rites of passage ceremonies, and to foster community engagement, exposure, encouragement, health, cultural education and sustainable art forms. Throughout the summer, Turbado, along with community partners, held engagement sessions with youth and seniors to build community and foster community pride.
The Clarence R. Kelly Community Center & Park mural was funded by the City of Gainesville’s Wild Spaces & Public Places program through the Arts in Public Places Trust. The mural cost $5,000.
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