MANCHESTER — To commemorate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the town has collaborated with CT Murals to install a mural of King that is set to be completed today, the annual holiday named in his honor.
Ben Keller, a sponsored artist supported by CT Murals, is set to complete his mural, “Birthing of a Legacy,” this afternoon outside the Mahoney Recreation Center, 110 Cedar St., adjacent to the now-closed Washington Elementary School.
CT Murals is a collaboration of Connecticut artists and organizations that produces public art displays. According to its website, CT Murals was started by The RiseUP Group, a nonprofit, in 2015. Through the project, 25 mural projects have been completed in the state with more than 15 local artists and partners contributing, and more than 300 volunteers have helped paint murals.
“Art is more than just something to look at. It has the impact