New Art Installation Will Connect Lynn Youth With Mozambique

PHOTO CREDIT: Artist Kevin Ledo’s mural, “Facing the Future,” a 50-by-70 foot exterior wall installation, was made as as part of the Paint Outside the Lines APTart project in Beirut, Lebanon.

By Allysha Dunnigan September 3, 2021

LYNN — Beyond Walls is partnering with international art exchange, The One Blue Sky Project, to create a new mural downtown as a part of its commitment to provide educational and enrichment programming to Lynn youth.

Through this partnership, The One Blue Sky Project will help young people create global conversations through art for 10 days.

On Sept. 1, aptART (Awareness and Prevention through Art) and The GoodWorks Foundation, in collaboration with Beyond Walls, brought renowned artist Kevin Ledo to Lynn to engage with students from the Demakes Family YMCA, while creating a four-story mural at 78 Central Ave.

During his time here, Ledo will lead workshops and connect the youth from Lynn with youth in Mutua, Mozambique — a country in southeastern Africa — through video exchanges, creative activities, and paired street-art installations.

Lynn students will also have the opportunity to work alongside Ledo and help complete the four-story mural.

During this cultural exchange, students will interact through video by sharing stories about themselves, their lives, and their communities.

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