Food Bazaar regularly partners with Groundswell in using art as a tool to beautify and enliven our communities.
We have donated more than a dozen walls to Groundswell so that they can fulfill their mission of engaging youth in creative processes at the intersection of arts education, youth development, and social justice to inspire community engagement and social change.
Celebration of the vibrancy and diversity of Corona,Queens
“The Seed of Diversity”
97-27 5th Avenue Corona, NY 11368
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Mural Unveiling at Corona Food Bazaar
Youth Artists in Corona
Celebrate Neighborhood Diversity through Public Art.
“This beautiful mural is installed on the side of our Corona location, a wall located on a main shopping fare in the neighborhood and frequented by thousands of our customers each week. The Food Bazaar family is thrilled to share the work of these talented young people with our customers. Together, we are using art as a tool to beautify and enliven our community. Spencer An, President of Bogopa Service Corp/ Food Bazaar Supermarkets.
Groundswell, in partnership with Councilmember Julissa Ferreras, the High School for Arts and Business (HSAB), and Bogopa Service Corp, is pleased to announce a dedication ceremony celebrating the unveiling of a new mural, entitled “The Seed of Diversity.” Designed by a talented team of HSAB students, the mural illustrates the diversity of the neighborhood of Corona, a vibrant community which is home to multi-generational families representing a multitude of cultures, nationalities, and ethnicities.
The mural design is anchored by an image of an elder, knitting a quilt, illustrating the tight-knit nature of the neighborhood. In the middle of the mural image is a baby designed to evoke a seed with roots emerging from it. Two large hands move to embrace the baby, representing the community taking care of its future. A dragon in the shape of a subway train gives further shape to the composition and alludes to the elevated subway trains present throughout the neighborhood.
THIRTEEN: Groundswell mural at Junius Food Bazaar
THIRTEEN documented one Groundswell mural from conception to execution — a piece entitled “P.I.C.T.U.R.E.S Prison Industrial Complex: Tyranny Undermining Rights, Education, and Society” in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, that addresses the causes and effects of incarceration.
Did you know 1 in 12 Brownsville men between the ages of 16 to 24 are in prison? http://bit.ly/1yz21Be #GroundswellNYC
This summer @ThirteenNY documented one of @GswellMural’s pieces from conception to execution. Watch: http://bit.ly/1yz21Be #GroundswellNYC
This new #GroundswellNYC mural addresses the causes & effects of incarceration. Learn more in this @ThirteenNY short by watching this: