Artists Liza Fishbone & Carly Jacobs' painting "An Eye for An Eye Makes the World Blind" symbolizes hopes for an end to violence, lasting peace. Painted on South Grand in the Tower Grove neighborhood in St. Louis, this piece represents two figures of different colors bringing flowers and peace offerings to each other. Their large eyes symbolize that the figures have moved past retaliation as described in the title. Their bodies lean toward each other to echo the shape of the
Ferguson resident, Darcy Edwin explained how she came up with her painting. "The idea for The Ferguson Tree came from Ferguson Optical's sign, which read: 'Stay Strong Ferguson. We Are A Family.' The overall point of this mural was to show that there is strength and beauty in our unity as a family. And to send hope for our community to come together through the tragedy, and mov forward and grow stronger." Darcy painted the tree in multi-colors to signify the beauty in diversi
COCA announces powerful community collaboration to kick off 30th anniversary season August 27 COCA (Center of Creative Arts) announces Outside In: Paint for Peace, an unprecedented collaborative community exhibition featuring a selection of the original murals painted on the boarded-up storefronts by amateur and professional artists in the days and weeks following the 2014 protests in Ferguson, Mo. The exhibition, opening August 27 at 10 a.m. at COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue, St.