‘Meant to empower’
Women in focus on Farmington Canal trail mural
NEW HAVEN — When a mural is painted by committee, sometimes small things translate a bit differently on the wall, but artist Kwadwo Adae said he likes it better that way.
Adae, who unveiled a mural of 17 women each holding a torch like the Statue of Liberty this week on the side of the Tri Con Construction Services building at 400 Goodrich St. near the Hamden line, enlisted about 140 volunteers over a five-month period for his project.
“Public art can be the art of the people and be the voice of
Artist Kwadwo Adae is photographed in front of a mural he of Bethany and the Adae Fine Arts Academy in New Haven with his Women's Empowerment Mural on the Farmington Canal Greenway Friday on Goodrich Street near Dixwell Ave. Adae received approximately $26,000 in grants for the project.