Mural at The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Complex

The mural at The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Complex in Atlantic City, NJ is the largest I’ve ever painted. It is approximately sixty feet long and ten feet high. Due to its dimensions, photographing the piece was particularly difficult.

This is my second mural in conjunction with Stockton’s Center for Community Schools. The mural was made possible by the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, the Noyes Museum of Art, Lowe’s, and the Atlantic County Board of Education. Special thanks to the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey for aiding in the research process. The mural depicts Black history of Atlantic City. Sarah Spencer Washington, Jacob Lawrence, Art Dorrington, Johanna Leseign, John Henry “Pop” Lloyd, and James Usry are some of the figures included in the work.



Detail of Sarah Spencer Washington and Pop Lloyd:

Two eighth graders assisting with painting of Ms. America and the Convention Center:

Me, working during the early stages of the mural:


Click to enlarge images.

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3 Comments

  1. Celeste said,

    June 16, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    I am beyond impressed. I am so incredibly proud of you Jen!!

  2. Sheller226 (CM) said,

    June 16, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Jen! I am so impressed! What a wonderful job you did and a great opportunity for you as well. YAY!! It looks awesome!

  3. Uncle Ken said,

    June 17, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Congradulations on a wonderful accomplishment!


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