Each work of art has a voice, it speaks to each of us in unique ways. Exhibitions and Public Art bring creative voices together to present a beautiful, visual symphony.
Matthew Henson Hope VI
Nine mixed-media and mosaic tile entry monuments throughout the 26 acre community.
The City of Phoenix received a grant for this project. It became a catalyst to revitalize the Central City South Neighborhood by allocating additional funds to extend the revitalization process into the surrounding communities. This Redevelopment is a mixed income community with a Senior Living building, Vernell Coleman Youth Center, and the Community Training & Education Center. The project was named after explorer Matthew Henson who was accompanied Robert Peary on seven voyages to the Arctic and best known for reaching the North Pole in April 1909. His experiences can be found in his book, A Negro Explorer at the North Pole. He was awarded the Congressional Metal of Honor in 1944.
Several of the original brick buildings have been rehabilitated to preserve the areas historic nature and provide space for social services offices for the community.
Baron Studio was awarded the commission by McCormack-Salazar Developers and the City of Phoenix with support from HUD partners.