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Murals for Flint

Frances BradleyThe visual arts project, Murals for Flint, begins in August of 2012. It's goal is to: use instruction in visual arts as a means to provide at risk youth with a culturally defined mission to find the pride in their heritage; then give them a means to demonstrate that pride in mural projects that will also beautify the City of Flint and exhibit the diversity of talent in its youth.

Coordinated by Frances Bradley, Visual Imaging Director for the Tapology Festival.

Her artwork has been used on T-Shirts, brochures and advertising media. It has been a colorful delight to dancers and art lovers throughout the festival years. During the 2010 Festival season, two art exhibits featuring Frances' works were held in conjunction with the dance festival highlighting the historical component of tap. Just returned from a humanitarian trip to Bamako, Mali- West Africa, where she used art instruction to help abused and homeless youth from a project she founded called, The Murals for Mali Project; Frances has received the Share Art Mini Grant through the Greater Flint Arts Council to use the same practice to give a number of Genesee County youth outlets for talent and alternatives to street violence and other crime over the school year.

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