Ribbon cutting to be held for murals in Perry Hilltop


The Perry Hilltop Citizens Council is hosting the “Corner of Hope Celebration,” a community event to celebrate the re-dedication of new Josh Gibson and Negro League murals, at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 at the corner of Wilson Avenue and W. Burgess Street.

The Corner of Hope is a parklet with an outdoor art installation featuring nine Negro League-themed murals. The 20-year-old murals were restored by students at The Pittsburgh Project with their teacher Sandy Kessler Kaminski, a professional artist. To prepare for the project, the students researched the Negro League players. The creation of the murals was supported by Oakglade Realty.

This special event will be held with the support of partners: The Pittsburgh Project, Light of Life, and Cityreach. There will be food, music, and games.

At noon, there will be a Ribbon-Cutting Program featuring Kessler, the student artists, Josh Gibson’s relatives Sean Gibson and Annie D. Carter, and Chris Cox from The Pittsburgh Opera.

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