Project Information

Impressed by a series of murals created by Groundswell youth at Wyckoff Gardens, the Atlantic Terminal Community Center commissioned Groundswell to create a new mural for its space in Prospect Heights. Youth participants enrolled in our Teen Empowerment Mural Apprenticeship (TEMA) program met with staff and residents to develop a theme for the mural design. At an initial community meeting, the participants decided to represent and celebrate the diversity of the immediate community. The design includes images of bridges to symbolize a linking of cultures as well as people in both contemporary clothing and the traditional dress of the various African, Asian, Latino, Arab, and Caribbean cultures that make up the surrounding neighborhood. Local landmarks are also featured, including the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower and Fort Greene Park. Central to the design is the main building at Atlantic Terminal itself.