Spacecraft, an artistic collaborative, has completed most of the work on a community mural on North Mississippi Avenue in the Boise neighborhood. Now they are looking to do a similar project on the wall of Southeast Precinct, in Muralists complete Boise project, head for North Tabor.
The Mississippi mural, on the wall of a Portland Bureau of Transportation property south of North Fremont Street, is mostly complete except for “a few more strokes to tighten up a few things,” Spacecraft’s Matthew Allen Wooldrige told the Star. It was the result of extensive consultation with PBOT employees, the Boise Neighborhood Association, Albina Youth Opportunity School, and Boise-Eliot and Humboldt schools.
“It’s a reflection of how the community sees itself,” Jacub Kucharczyk says. “It shows a history of industrial and community practices.”
“We incorporated stories and small vignettes in the details,” Wooldrige says.
As noted above, the North Tabor Neighborhood Association has received a $2,000 Neighborhood Small Grant for a mural on the side of the Penumbra Kelley Building at 4747 E. Burnside St., which houses the Southeast Precinct and the Neighborhood Crime Prevention Program, and Spacecraft has been commissioned to do the job. The estimated cost is actually $12,500, Kucharczyk says, but they hope to get additional funds from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, among others. There will be a community meeting to discuss content for the mural from 4 to 6 p.m. February 24 at Laurelhurst Café, 4611 E. Burnside St. Comments can also be submitted via web at www.northtabormuralproject.com.