The culmination of a years-long effort to bring public art that celebrates Trenton’s diverse strengths and encourages peace took place when a mural was unveiled at The Children’s Home Society Heritage North Family Success Center (HNFSC) at 1554 Princeton Avenue in the city.
Isles, Inc. partnered with The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey (CHSofNJ) and commissioned Leon Rainbow, a well-known local artist and muralist to design and create a mural at the HNFSC as part of Isles, Inc. “Increase the Peace Initiative” in the City of Trenton. The mural features Leon Rainbow’s signature vibrant colors and dynamic compositions. It is a visually stunning piece of art and conveys messages of diversity, inclusion, and community service by incorporating various symbols, figures, and motifs.
Capital Health’s VICTORY Program is proud to dedicate this anti-violence mural as a form of solidarity to those impacted by community violence. We hope that this mural reflects our continued vision for a safe community in Trenton, NJ. This project was supported by funds awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the contributor, “VICTORY Program”, and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
This past week, the culmination of a years-long effort to bring public art that celebrates Trenton’s diverse strengths and encourages peace took place when a mural was unveiled at The Children’s Home Society Heritage North Family Success Center (HNFSC) at 1554 Princeton Avenue in the city. The unveiling was attended by Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora and community partners including Isles, Inc. and the Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development. Addressing the crowd gathered at the new mural, Mayor Gusciora said, “This is not just paint on a wall, instead, this mural demonstrates the commitment of our diverse communities to advancing peace.”