A group of New Brunswick students and a local artist have brought a colorful new mural to the corner of Hamilton Street and Plum Street.
“Love Is Respect/El Amor es Respeto” is a project by Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) – Middlesex County with support from Artists Mentoring Against Racism, Drugs and Violence (AMARD&V), the New Brunswick Domestic Violence Awareness Coalition, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital – CHPP and the Rutgers Collaborative Center for Service Learning. The students collaborated on the mural with artist Ingrid Morales, a native of New Brunswick and a graduate of Mason Gross School of the Arts.
The mural is meant to be an artistic depiction of topics related to domestic violence and nurturing healthy relationships using traditional Mexican Milagros, or “Miracles,” images.
It is meant to serve as a reinforcement of positive ideas to combat the negative impact of domestic violence.
Morales has also previously worked with AMARD&V to paint a mural at the corner of Joyce Kilmer Avenue and Delavan Street and with coLAB arts and the Esperanza Neighborhood Project on a mural at the intersection of Bayard Street and French Street.