Habitat Broward And Sponsor BBI Celebrate New Mural And Light Installation, Highlighting Homeownership’s Power To Build A Beloved Community

After a year of deliberation with Habitat for Humanity of Broward homeowners, Habitat Broward identified what home means to them and aimed to give it artistic life. Curated by Business of the Arts Broward with the generous sponsorship from Burdette Beckmann inc. (BBI), the mural and light installation came to fruition and was celebrated with a mural unveiling at Habitat Restore on West Broward Boulevard.                

The mural design showcases the power of home-ownership to build an equitable community for all. The theme is based on Martin Luther King Jr.’s principle of a beloved community. The light installation that washes the entire building will change colors to celebrate important historical and cultural holidays.  The internationally recognized and Miami-based artist Elio Mercado brought the mural to life. He has produced vivid imagery in urban spaces across the world under an artistic pseudonym of Evoca1. Mercado was born in the Dominican Republic but immigrated to Hollywood, Florida as a child. As an autodidact figurative painter, muralist and sculptor, he mastered his artistry from the compulsive study of the old masters works and techniques. His works are a personal reflection of his life experiences, as well as from observation of human behaviors and social struggles.