Koi fish brighten mural on pharmacy’s wall on Central Avenue in Jersey City … – The Jersey Journal

by on Oct.18, 2011, under Vijver

A mural done by Jersey City Heights artist Ed Morris to brighten up the shopping experience on Central Avenue will be unveiled tomorrow afternoon.

The “Koi Too” mural, which features images of koi fish, adorns the wall of Jersey Drugs pharmacy, 286 Central Ave., and will be unveiled at a ceremony at 3 p.m.

“These fish are not only beautiful and tranquil to behold, but their unique and individual coloring in many ways reflects the diversity of the people I’ve lived with all my life in the Jersey City Heights,” Morris, a lifelong Heights resident, said in a statement.

“Koi Too” is one of seven murals installed along Central Avenue in the past year by Jersey City artists, including Megan Gulick’s “Urban Inner Peace Zone” and Richard La Rovere’s “Salute to Central Avenue.”

mural18.JPGPHOTO COURTESY OF WILLIAM CLARKEJERSEY CITY HEIGHTS artist Ed Morris painted the mural entitled “Koi Too” on the side of the Jersey City pharmacy building at 286 Central Ave. to brighten up the shopping experience in the area.
Organized by the Central Avenue Special Improvement District and Councilman Bill Gaughan, the mural project is funded by a grant from the Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.

William Clarke, director of the Central Avenue SID, said a number of local arts organizations helped reach out to the artists who were selected for the project.

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