Paying homage to the legendary singer, Prudential Financial, Inc., the City of Newark, Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District, Baldwin Equities and Newark Arts come together to present an extraordinary mural in honor of the city’s own Whitney Houston.
Located at 45 Williams Street, Newark, NJ 07102 in Newark’s Central Ward, the 19’x28’ installment comprises 1,000 pounds of hand-cut glass mosaic. The massive installment will adorn the façade of William House, a new community-focused mixed-use project featuring apartments and a variety of amenities and will be placed directly next to Teachers Village.
Construction of the mural began in mid-October, with an official virtual unveiling date set for late-November. In addition to the spectacular piece, the broadcast will feature one-on-one interviews with Artist Maude Lemaire, as well as key stakeholders from Prudential Financial, Prudential Center, Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District and others. There will be a live look at the ribbon cutting ceremony at the end of the event.
“Whitney Houston’s dynamic career remains one of the most decorated in music history and her connection to and impact on the city of Newark will forever be celebrated,” said Natasha Moody, Senior Vice President, Business Operations, Prudential Center. “We are honored to bring this extraordinary mural to life in Newark’s Central Ward alongside Prudential Financial, Inc., the City of Newark, Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District, Baldwin Equities and Newark Arts. The mural serves as another powerful reminder of the Whitney Houston’s legacy, as well as the rich music history of the city and the state of New Jersey.”
Watch this space for specific updates on the forthcoming unveiling.