Muralist Yehimi Cambron is coming to the Norcross Community Market on August 10!
On Saturday, August 10, the City of Norcross and Norcross Public Arts Commission (NPAC) will host famed Atlanta artist and muralist, Yehimi Cambron. Ms. Cambron will be doing “demonstration art” for both children and adults at the Norcross Community Market at Lillian Webb Park, which is a project of the Sustainable Norcross Commission every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the summer months.
Ms. Cambron uses her murals to tell the stories of immigrants in a positive way. Her work has been featured in highly visible public spaces such as the Georgia State MARTA Station and on the back side of Atlanta’s American Hotel. She is most well known for her “Education is Liberation” monarch mural, which appeared on the Latin American Association building on Buford Highway. She has been working on a mural at Plaza Fiesta and is also completing a mural in Decatur in honor of immigrant mothers.
Recently, the High Museum of Art selected her as one of six artists to be featured in an exhibition of Atlanta artists that will examine the complexities of mixed-status families (ie. undocumented immigrants, DACA recipients, U.S. Citizens).
Ms. Cambron will be painting a mural on a “temporary wall” as part of a campaign by NPAC to bring art to the people of Norcross. Additionally, she will have a booth where she will be offering T-shirts, stickers, iron-on patches, prints and coffee mugs for sale.
For more information on the Norcross Public Arts Commission and Norcross Community Market, visit www.norcrossga.net.