The Government of The City of Atlantic City: To allocate funds for the restoration of 3 murals done by Kadir Nelson and Gary Gant
  • Petitioned The Government of The City of Atlantic City

This petition was delivered to:

City Council President William Marsh
The Government of The City of Atlantic City
Councilman Aaron Randolph
The Government of The City of Atlantic City
Councilman Marty Small
The Government of The City of Atlantic City
Director, Community Development Partnerships
Ali Reynolds
Deputy Executive Director
Susan Ney Thompson
Mayor Lorenzo Langford
The Government of The City of Atlantic City

The Government of The City of Atlantic City: To allocate funds for the restoration of 3 murals done by Kadir Nelson and Gary Gant

    1. Ron Burroughs
    2. Petition by

      Ron Burroughs

      Pleasantville, NJ

Every resident in Atlantic City should sign this petition to help save these exquisite works of art done by a world renowned artist (Kadir Nelson http://www.kadirnelson.com ), Gary Gant, William Murphy, Tyorne Hose and Joccu Crouch to ensure that these murals will be preserved for the citizens of Atlantic City. There were a total of (10) murals done with (7) of them have been destroyed because of development and negligence.The mural pictured, above, has become is still on the wall. There is not much left in our city that because of Casino development has been destoyed, in the name of Casino progress that the residents can be proud of. We, the residents want these to become a permanent fixtures in our city, for the enjoyment of the residents and thier children.

 

The Story behind these murals:

There were (3) gifted youth artists who did a magnificent job in one summer painting over (10) murals around the city in our anti graffiti program. It worked as all of the ugly graffiti strewn walls were converted to these great pieces of art. Only three murals are still up at Bungalow Park Playground, Venice Park Playground and the stage at Uptown School Complex. Kadir Nelson, Gary Gant, William Murphy, Tyrone Hose and Joccu Crouch were the youth who blessed our city with thier talents.

Shermaine Gunter-Gary

The Facebook Discussion on these murals:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/YourprobablyfromAC/477494565640439/?notif_t=group_comment

 

To:
The Government of The City of Atlantic City, City Council President William Marsh
The Government of The City of Atlantic City, Councilman Aaron Randolph
The Government of The City of Atlantic City, Councilman Marty Small
Ali Reynolds, Director, Community Development Partnerships
Susan Ney Thompson, Deputy Executive Director
The Government of The City of Atlantic City, Mayor Lorenzo Langford
To allocate funds for the restoration and preservation of 3 murals done by Kadir Nelson, Gary Gant, William Murphy, Tyrone Hose and Joccu Crouch

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Aaron Pines ATLANTA, GA
      • over 1 year ago

      Art is vital to a city. It enhances the landscape, contrasting the harshness of concrete.

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      • over 1 year ago

      It's a part of the city's rich history, and it tells a story.

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    • Rafiq Salim LONG ISLAND CITY, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      I grew up in Bungalow Park 2 blcoks away from the playground and i remeber when they was painting the mural there. It was a beautiful thing to have the youth express there art in a positive manner.

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    • Shermaine Gunter-Gary ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      The ant- graffiti program was instrumental in eliminating eye sores and blight in Atlantic City.

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