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Sleeping Giant theme chosen for Warren mural

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WARREN, Ohio -

Napoleon famously once said: “China is a sleeping giant. Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will move the world.”

Perhaps it was the potential for the city of Warren that was the inspiration for artist Thomas Morgan, whose mural has been chosen to adorn a large wall along Summit Street.

The "Sleeping Giant" sketch placed first in the popular vote and was selected by the jury for the  Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership's Mahoningside Mural Project. More than 25 submissions were made for the mural to be installed at the former Mahoningside Power Plant site.

In the coming months, a full sized version of the concept will be applied to the concrete wall that is now a canvass for graffiti. The mural installation will be completed this fall.

The project is meant to restore a vacant space using public art as a tool. “So much of our work is about trying to remediate blight, trying to reclaim derelict space and return some sense of productivity to it. The city has worked very hard to remediate the site, we wanted to add an element of public art to the effort” says TNP director Matt Martin. The city of Warren has used over $1-million over the past decade to remediate the brownfield site.

TNP got a boost from the Warren G. Harding Panther Class of 1984, which held its 30th class reunion last month and rallied to raise over $1,400 for the Warren non-profit. John Lacy and Jim Brutz, members of both the TNP Board of Directors the Class of 1984, helped corral the donation. “Members of our class were so pleased with the hard work of TNP, and many jumped at the chance to support our efforts. The generosity is amazing” Mr. Lacy noted.

Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership (TNP) is a nonprofit community development corporation serving the neighborhoods of Warren, Ohio. TNP has a mission to empower residents and promote sustainable development through projects and programs that improve the quality of life and build a healthy, thriving community.

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