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Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island Holds Mural Painting Community Event

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC – The Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island has partnered with the Town of Hilton Head Island’s Office of Cultural Affairs to create the second installation of artist Lauren Andreu’s “For the Cause of Peace and Brotherhood” mural series.

The mural will feature the life of Muhammad Ali, former American heavyweight champion boxer, musician, activist, humanitarian and philanthropist. Local artist Lauren Andreu’s mural is a large-scale “paint-by-numbers” project designed specifically for others to paint as part of a group, i.e. a community event.  The mural project is free and local residents of all ages and skill level are encouraged to participate.

Club members are their families are invited to begin painting the mural on Friday, May 31 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  On Saturday, June 1, the mural painting is open to the entire community from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The project will take place in the gymnasium at the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island’s facility at 151 Gumtree Road.  Paint, brushes and supplies will be provided.

 

 


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About the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island:

The Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving over 1,000 local youth with a wide variety of educational, recreational, cultural and enrichment activities as after-school programs during the school year and full-day programs during the summer. The Club provides young people hope and opportunity, a safe place to learn and grow, character-building experiences and the chance to develop relationships with caring and professional adults. The club staff and volunteers work together to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Learn more at https://www.bgclowcountry.org/hiltonhead or https://www.facebook.com/bgchhi.

About the Office of Cultural Affairs:

Hilton Head Island’s Office of Cultural Affairs works to promote and support Hilton Head Island as a vibrant cultural destination that enriches our diverse community. We strive for the island to be recognized as a vibrant and distinctive destination known for its unique arts and culture assets that serve a diverse community and create a richer quality of life. For more information, visit www.culturehhi.org.

About the Artist:

Lauren Andreu is a Cuban and Puerto-Rican-American visual artist and clinical therapist living in Bluffton, SC. She has been engaged in advocacy and organizing work with Latino communities domestically and abroad for the past ten years. Her artwork is influenced by her interest in the triumphs, challenges, and mysteries of human nature. Interviews with the artist may be scheduled through the Office of Cultural Affairs. For more information, contact Jenn McEwen at 843-341-4703 or [email protected].