Basketball courts

Mural design revealed for Moody Park basketball courts

Moody Park’s basketball courts are getting a makeover next week. The courts have already been repaved, but will soon be covered with a huge mural. The artist hired for the project is Jamahl Turner, founder of Art Fu Yung. The Moody Park Community Yard Art Project is a two-year mural. The project itself was coordinated by Activate Co. and made possible with the help of many community partners, including True Skool, Amani Youth Council and Friends of Moody Court. The project is also funded by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and Milwaukee County Parks. Turner said he would begin painting the mural on Monday with a group of volunteers. He said he hoped for 150 volunteers and currently only has about 60. Turner revealed his design for the courts at the offices of True Skool on Friday. “The way I came up with the idea was to dive into Milwaukee’s history as well as any type of basketball court that’s been created,” Turner said. In Turner’s design, each land will be a different color: green, purple, or blue. In the center of the courts, connecting the three, is a triangle divided into three same colors. Turner said the triangle and the colors were chosen specifically and represent different stages of life. Turner said the green part of the land is called “The Genesis” and represents the beginning of someone’s life. Purple is “Call to Action”, with links to spirituality and imagination. Blue is “Manifestation of thoughts and prayers”, the color represents trust and loyalty. Turner said he hopes the design helps young people in Milwaukee refocus and refocus on a positive path. cars, we just need to find different outlets for our young people to use,” Turner said. Turner said there will also be positive affirmations included in the mural. The mural also pays tribute to 20-year-old Quanita “Tay” Jackson, who was killed when she was caught in the crossfire during a shooting in 2019. The shooting occurred while Jackson was walking. Moody Park home. It was the day after Jackson had helped organize a basketball tournament on the courts of Moody Park. “I made sure to make the pitch purple because it resonated with me about spirituality, wisdom and the fact that we learn from what happened,” Turner said. “This court in particular, I call it ‘Call to Action’ because that’s what this Moody Park project is for.” Turner said the mural will likely take a week. Parks, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, True Skool and the Amani Youth Council.

Moody Park’s basketball courts are getting a makeover next week.

The courts have already been repaved, but will soon be covered with a huge mural.

The artist hired for the project is Jamahl Turner, founder of Art Fu Yung.

The Moody Park Community Yard Art Project is a two-year mural.

The project itself was coordinated by Activate Co. and made possible with the help of many community partners, including True Skool, Amani Youth Council and Friends of Moody Court.

The project is also funded by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and Milwaukee County Parks.

Turner said he would begin painting the mural on Monday with a group of volunteers.

He said he hoped for 150 volunteers and currently only has about 60.

Turner unveiled his design for the courts on Friday at the offices of True Skool.

“The way I came up with the idea was to dive into Milwaukee’s history as well as any type of basketball court that’s been created,” Turner said.

In Turner’s design, each land will be a different color: green, purple, or blue.

In the center of the courts, connecting the three, is a triangle divided into three same colors.

Turner said the triangle and the colors were chosen specifically and represent different stages of life.

Turner said the green part of the land is called “The Genesis” and represents the beginning of someone’s life.

Purple is “Call to Action”, with links to spirituality and imagination.

Blue is “Manifestation of thoughts and prayers”, the color represents trust and loyalty.

Turner said he hopes the design helps young people in Milwaukee refocus and refocus on a positive path.

“We don’t need guns, we don’t need to shoot out of our car windows, we don’t need to steal cars, we just need to find different outlets to use for our young people,” Turner said.

Turner said there will also be positive affirmations included in the mural.

The mural also pays tribute to 20-year-old Quanita “Tay” Jackson, who was killed when she was caught in the crossfire during a shooting in 2019.

The shooting occurred as Jackson was walking home from Moody Park.

It was the day after Jackson had helped organize a basketball tournament on the courts of Moody Park.

“I made sure to make the pitch purple because it resonated with me about spirituality, wisdom and the fact that we learn from what happened,” Turner said. “This court in particular, I call it ‘Call to Action’ because that’s what this Moody Park project is for.”

Turner said the mural would likely take a week.

The $24,000 project is possible thanks to several community partners, including Milwaukee County Parks, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, True Skool and the Amani Youth Council.