Artist Hubert Massey, respected across the country for his large-scale mural and fresco art installations has repainted the “Power to the People” mural on Lower Woodward, which was part of a youth project that drew national attention.
“This mural is just another form of celebration for the community in this wonderful city, The City of Detroit,” Dr, Massey said. “This phrase represents empowerment for everyone, Power To The People.”
The mural was originally painted by Massey, joined by youth from across the city, two summers ago during the city Juneteenth celebration. As time progressed, the paint faded but now has been restored with paint designed to sustain weather conditions. Detroit’s ACE plans to host a repainting of the mural each year.
“Hubert Massey is one of the country’s greatest artists, and we are pleased to have him right here in his hometown, Detroit, helping us with this project,” said Rochelle Riley, the city’s Director of Arts and Culture. “We believe, as he believes, that art education is important for youth and will continue to coordinate with schools and youth organizations to learn and paint alongside him as they did today.”