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Ed Wong-Ligda Mural Nears Completion

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Even before Grand Rapids Community Foundation moved into its new home at the corner of Grandville Avenue and Oakes Street, a mural by Ed Wong-Ligda was in the plans. Next month, the commissioned painting will be installed in the Community Foundation's lobby. 

The painting depicts a community garden through different seasons and includes many symbols that depict different aspects of the Community Foundation.  To the right the viewer can see the garden being prepared (gifts to the Community Foundation), in the center of the painting vegetable plants are growing (growth of the endowment) and at the left, the harvest or grantmaking is shown.

Ed Wong-Ligda is a professor at Grand Valley State University and his artwork can be seen at the Public Museum of Grand Rapids, Grand Valley State University, Appalachian State University and in private collections.

To learn more about the painting and Ed's process, please enjoy this video.

 

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