Riverworks Development Corp. unveils new ‘Milwaukee Superheroes’ mural

November 6, 2015


Riverworks Development Corporation commissioned the new public art project “Milwaukee Superheroes” by Milwaukee-based artist Jasmine West. The mural consists of 18 dedicated cultural leaders who have contributed immensely to the City of Milwaukee. Cultural leaders featured on the mural include: Congresswoman Gwen Moore; civil rights activist The Honorable Vel Phillips; Ald. Milele Coggs; Sen. Lena Taylor; Ald. Ashanti Hamilton and several community activists, including Andre Lee Ellis, Maria Hamilton, Father Steve Jerbi, Reuben Harpole, Torre Johnson, Tamara Johnson, Darryl Johnson and more. The unveiling took place on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 3:00 p.m., at 117 W. Keefe Ave. Artist Jasmine West says, “This mural is designed to inspire, influence and teach our neighborhoods and youth the essence of a superhero…and we wish to highlight these Milwaukee cultural leaders to expose our children to those who gave to the black community.” The artist (center) is surrounded by many of the cultural leaders featured on the mural. The project was made possible with the support of the CarMax Foundation and N e i g h b o r h o o d Improvement Development Corporation.