A new art project announced in Seattle today is part of efforts by Facebook and other agencies to publicize the importance of COVID-19 -19 vaccine.
Community vaccination art project is a public art cooperation project between social media giant amplifier, non-profit design laboratory and cities across the country.
Facebook, together with Seattle City, the University of Washington, the University District partnership and albtsos / seavewo, commissioned artist and UW medical student Rae Maia Oliver to create an original mural that will be installed at the Anglican Church in Seattle’s University District.
According to a press release, Oliver’s works are one of the series of “temporary public art installations that reflect community culture and encourage vaccine awareness and participation”. In addition to Seattle, San Bernardino will also install murals; Los Angeles, mesa, Arizona.; San Antonio, Texas; Jacksonville, Florida.; Detroit, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Three cities in Canada will also have murals.
Oliver’s colored murals (above) will be installed in the church at 4548 new East Brooklyn Avenue at 11:30 this morning. The COVID-19 and flu vaccine clinic will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Oliver’s work will feature two dimensional code and URL to guide viewers into COVID-19’s COVID-19 Information Center, where people can access the latest health information, such as where to find vaccine clinics, vaccine related problems and how to maintain safety during the pandemic.