Request for Qualifications
$2,500 per commission
Friday, October 15, 2021
With the support of the Opportunity Fund, the Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka offers four individual commissions to local BIPOC and/or Immigrant artists.
The commission: to create a visual work for installation that may be viewed by multi-generational audiences, embodying a contemporary perspective on the theme(s) of: justice, injustice, immigrant experience and/or motherhood.
In 2021, it will be 80 years since the immigrant artist, Maxo Vanka, completed his second cycle of Murals at St. Nicholas Church. Since then, the artist’s “Gift to America” has honored the local and national immigrant story and celebrated the strength of community while proclaiming truths about economic inequality, social injustice, immigrant sacrifice to national progress and the horrors of war. These themes repeat through every generation and there are new stories to be heard and understood.
In support of the creative process, the artists will help to design and engage in at least one immersive experience with BIPOC and/or Immigrant-serving organization(s) to understand and be inspired by the experiences and perspectives of the communities they serve.
Tours and Information Sessions
Two tour and information sessions will be held:
Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 3:00 PM
Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 3:00 PM