‘Meant to em­power’

Women in fo­cus on Farm­ing­ton Canal trail mu­ral

New Haven Register (New Haven, CT) - - WEATHER - By Brian Zahn

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

Peter Hviz­dak / Hearst Con­necti­cut Me­dia

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.

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