Monday, December 28, 2009

A Mural for South Berkeley

The corner of Ellis and Alcatraz has seen its share of fights, drug dealing, and graffiti. In the past years, the corner building fashioned a blank white wall that served as a canvas for taggers giving a grim and blighted reminder that South Berkeley still has a way to go before it pulls itself up by its bootstraps. This past summer, a corps of young students in Youth Spirit Artwork, directed by Edythe Boone and Sally Hindman, gave life to the corner with a colorful mural that celebrates the past, while giving hope to the future.