SHERMAN PARK RISING – 4715 W. Center St. Milwaukee, WI
This mural was created with input and participation from over 150 community members following a summer of unrest and tragedy. It reflects coming together to create a hopeful future. The mural includes narratives and images that were sketched by residents themselves during community input workshops for the design. The project was documented to create a short film, “Sherman Park Rising”, which can be viewed below.
Funded by the City of Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services in partnership with Safe and Sound, Inc. (17’x56’ Acrylic on exterior brick, Milwaukee, WI 2017)
About the artist
TIA RICHARDSON, Community Mural Artist
Cosmic Butterfly Design
“Creating Vibrant Communities Together through Living Art”
Tia is a full-time community mural artist working within diverse neighborhoods in her hometown of Milwaukee, WI and beyond. Her unique method encourages community input by acknowledging challenging issues, identifying personal and collective strengths, and imagining a way forward together. Her strengths-based focus provides an enriching opportunity where everyone can find common ground in their perspectives through sharing and collaboration.
Since 2007 she has completed over 30 murals in partnership with schools, community centers, public and private organizations and the City of Milwaukee. In 2018 she was named an Artist of the Year by the Milwaukee Arts Board.