City of Cape Canaveral Invites Public to Watch Noted Muralist ‘Anon’ Work On ‘One Giant Leap for Mankind’
By Space Coast Daily // August 22, 2019
80-foot by 23-foot piece 'One Giant Leap for Mankind' honors 50th anniversary of Apollo 11
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – In an effort to cultivate public art in the community, and as the exclamation point marking the end of the first Summer of Space celebration, the City of Cape Canaveral has commissioned the first public mural of its Civic Scenery Program.
Noted South Florida muralist “Anon,” started work this week on an impressive 80-foot by 23-foot piece entitled, “One Giant Leap for Mankind,” paying homage to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing and the City’s apodictic connection to the past, present and future of space exploration.
‘Jhonattan Arango, known as Anon, communicates his purpose and artistry through narrating stories of interconnectedness and unity using shapes and art forms.
Anon, a former medic in the U.S. Navy, developed a keen appreciation for the community during his time in the service and now enjoys using his hands and imagination to inspire others to share in that appreciation.
“The City of Cape Canaveral has been wonderful to work with, so we’re excited to spend the next few days working on this gigantic, wonderful piece of Space Art,” said Arango.
“I’m really looking forward to all the shout-outs I’ll be writing for this project, as it really does take a village.”
Since earning his Bachelors of Fine Arts for Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Jacksonville in 2011, Anon has made a name for himself throughout south Florida, signing his name to more than 15 murals and participating in seven public art exhibitions.
Scheduled to be completed by August 30, the City of Cape Canaveral invites the public to come and watch the installation of “One Giant Leap for Mankind,” currently in progress at the Nancy Hanson Recreation Complex, located at 7300 N. Atlantic Avenue in Cape Canaveral.
The finished piece will be dedicated at the City of Cape Canaveral’s September 6 Friday Fest event at 7 p.m.
For more information about the Civic Scenery Program or Community Events hosted by the City of Cape Canaveral, visit CityofCapeCanaveral.org
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