Media release: Harbin Clinic, in partnership with Rome Mural CoLab and the YMCA of Rome and Floyd County, presents the CARE Mural. It stands for Connecting All. Reaching Everyone, and the mural’s purpose is to celebrate health, wellness and the diverse community of Rome and Floyd County.
The finished mural will be seen on the walls of the YMCA basketball gym off Second Avenue.
“At Harbin Clinic, we are committed to leading socially responsible initiatives that promote health and vitality in the communities we serve,” says Kenna Stock, chief executive officer.. “We see the CARE Mural as a creative way to foster important and inclusive conversations about health and wellness through artistic expression. As a reflection of our commitment to CARE’s mission – connecting all and reaching everyone – we are inviting our community to participate throughout every stage of this project.”
Xaivier Ringer and Ellie Borromeo, owners of Rome Mural CoLab, says the mural is “allowing us to enliven the YMCA gym with bursts of color and communicate a message of health, unity, and teamwork as a diverse community. Our unique process will engage with local students and kids throughout the project as their artwork will inspire the design, and they will be invited to paint with us.”
Instructional packets are being sent to all public and private schools in Rome and Floyd County, as well as several community organizations. Artwork submissions can be collected at the schools, submitted online at harbinclinic.com/CAREmural or dropped off at the YMCA front desk. Entries are due by May 14. There will be several community paint days this summer.
“Our basketball gym will soon boast a colorful, dynamic, and meaningful mural representing the health and wellness of our community’s children and youth,” says Scott McCreless, the Y’s executive director. “Harbin Clinic has been a longstanding and strong supporter of the YMCA and the basketball program specifically.”