HOUSTON – The Super Bowl will be a little more colorful with the help of 30 children at Cuney Homes apartments. They’re creating a series of murals designed to evoke empowerment with images of famous athletes, such as Houston’s own Simone Biles.
The children are assisting local artist Reginald C. Adams with the four murals. The artwork will adorn four locations selected by the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee: Cuny Homes in Third Ward, the Breakfast Klub in Midtown, Beulah Shepard Library in Acres Homes and the Capitol Tower in downtown Houston.
The Cuney Homes and Breakfast Klub murals are being painted on wooden panels inside the artist's studio and will be installed on location while the other two murals will be painted directly on the walls of the targeted buildings. All the murals will be finished in time for the Super Bowl 51.
More than 100 children from across Houston have participated in helping design and paint these murals.
"The idea of having local youth help beautify their own community and the city at-large is a great way to showcase Houston in advance of the Super Bowl and beyond," Reginald Adams is quoted as saying in a press release about the murals.
The vision for the mural projects came from Houston City Council member Amanda Edwards. She is quoted as saying, "I know the power and importance of public art and I felt that having local students get involved in a mural project that touches the entire city was an endeavor I wanted to see come to life. Reginald Adams has been working in Houston area schools and communities for decades so I knew he would be the perfect artist to carry out such an ambitious vision and from the results we've seen so far he and his team have surpassed our expectations.”