CLEVELAND, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sherwin-Williams (NYSE: SHW) announces its partnership with renowned Latino artists, Edwin Gil and Alexander Mijares, during Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) as they use Sherwin-Williams colors to complete community art projects in Charlotte, NC and Dallas, TX. Gil, a Colombian native who calls Charlotte home, will use the paint in his international anti-bullying art enterprise, Faces of Diversity. Mijares, a Miami native with Cuban and Spanish roots, will help headline the grand opening of LAB ART Texas on September 18 at 7pm, 315 Cole Street, Dallas, TX 75207.
Mijares also completed a special collaborative project earlier this month with artist MAR at Taverna by Lombardi using Sherwin-Williams paint.
"Sherwin-Williams' support of Faces of Diversity is proof positive they believe in the power of color and art to transform our communities," says Gil. "Sherwin-Williams continually builds up Hispanics and arms them with the tools, in this case color, to affect positive change in schools that ultimately reshape the minds of our children by addressing the dire consequences of bullying."
"Public art is such an important part to any cityscape," says Mijares. "It's great to partner with Sherwin-Williams on this worthwhile project, which will be on display for the city of Dallas and its residents to see for years to come. As a Hispanic, I'm proud to work with a company that values our contributions to the cultural fabric of the United States."
"Color is an important part of every culture, so at Sherwin-Williams we celebrate cultural influences everyday of the year," says Jackie Jordon, Director of Color Marketing, Sherwin-Williams. "Our palettes draw inspiration from histories, traditions, and customs that are distinctly Hispanic. The design and color contributions of Latinos across the world make our homes here in the United States beautiful places to live and grow as families."
Gil will unveil his Faces of Diversity project on October 4 at ImaginOn, 300 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 at 11am. Mijares was in Dallas last week completing his art murals, which can be found at: LAB ART Texas, 315 Cole Street, Dallas, TX 75207 and Taverna by Lombardi, 3312 Knox Street, Dallas, TX 75205.
For more information on Sherwin-Williams and its Hispanic outreach, visit them online at Facebook www.facebook.com/SherwinWilliamsLatino, Twitter www.twitter.com/SWPintura or its Content Hub at www.SWLatino.com. People are encouraged to use the hashtag #EstoPintaBien during Hispanic Heritage Month to connect with Sherwin-Williams and to demonstrate how color makes communities and homes vibrant.
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