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Mural Unveiling and Artists Recognition for People Inc. Jefferson Avenue Apartments - April 19, 2021

What: Mural Artists Recognition Event for People Inc. Jefferson Avenue Apartments 

When: Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 11 a.m.

Where: 1140 and 1166 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo, NY (corner of Jefferson Avenue and Southampton Street)

Who: Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown; John Baker, president, The WNY Urban Arts Collective and Rhonda Frederick, president and CEO, People Inc., will provide brief remarks to recognize the mural artists and the project partners. 

Why: People Inc. and The WNY Urban Arts Collective partnered for the Jefferson Avenue Apartments Art Mural Project. The mural artwork is displayed on the newly-constructed People Inc. Jefferson Avenue Apartments. This creative community collaboration is an important reflection of the People Inc. agency value for inclusion and represents the rich history of Jefferson Avenue through artwork from several local artists who were commissioned to help beautify the neighborhood. A “Rolling Parade” will be held after the remarks for guests to view the murals. 

The artists of the five outdoor murals will be recognized:

Designing Artist: Mark G. Pearce Title: Strong Solo Fabricating Artist: Markenzy Julius Cesar

Artist: James Cooper III Title: Elements of Jefferson

Designing Artist: Gino Morrow Title: Jefferson Jubilee Fabricating Artist: Princessa Williams

Artist: Kobie Barber Title: Warp Speed

Designing Artist: Phyllis Thompson Title: Ancestor Watching Over Fabricating Artist: John Baker

Supervising Artists: John Baker (Project coordinator) and James J. Cooper III

COVID-19 safety protocols in place for this outdoor event. Face masks and social distancing required.

People Inc., a multispecialty non-profit health and human services agency, provides programs and services to more than 10,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, special needs, families and older adults throughout Western New York and the Greater Rochester region. Since 1970, People Inc. has assisted people to achieve greater degrees of independence and productivity. With nearly 4,000 employees, People Inc. is one of the region’s largest employers. To learn more, visit, follow People Inc. on Facebook or Twitter @PeopleIncNews.

Western New York 1219 North Forest Road | P.O. Box 9033 | Williamsville, New York 14231 | Phone: 716.817.7400 | Toll Free NY 1.888.7PEOPLE | Fax: 716.634.3889

Rochester 1860 Buffalo Road | Rochester, NY 14624 | Phone 585.441.9300 | Fax 585.441.9398

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