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Albright-Knox, Edreys Wajed team up on downtown Buffalo mural

Albright-Knox, Edreys Wajed team up on downtown Buffalo mural

The mural will feature silhouetted profiles with the messages, ‘Love Black boys even when they become men,’ and ‘Love Black girls even when they become women.’

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Albright-Knox Art Galley announced a new Public Art Initiative project on Thursday, featuring Buffalo artist Edreys Wajed.

The mural will be on the north side of the Say Yes Buffalo building at 712 Main Street. James Moffitt, also known as YAMES, is helping with the project.

Wajed is one of four artists who worked with Albright-Knox on the Freedom Wall in 2016. This mural will feature silhouetted profiles of two figures with the messages, “Love Black boys even when they become men,” and “Love Black girls even when they become women.”

RELATED: The complete Guide 2 Public Art in Buffalo and Western New York

The announcement and work on the mural comes during a year when Black Lives Matter protests have sprung up in cities nationwide following the May death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The protests aimed to heighten awareness of deep-rooted systemic racism in American social and political institutions.

 

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