By Rachel Galvin
Artist Nate Dee, a.k.a. Nathan Delinois, will begin painting his mural on the Mills Center, 900 NW 31st Ave. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, on Monday, August 10.
The mural, “Feathers of Hope,” is part of VisualEYES, a project in which 10 artists were selected to create murals in the nine County Commission Districts, as well as Port Everglades, for Broward 100, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the county.
In order to be part of the project, artists had to interact with the community to better understand the utility of the building on which the painting would be created, as well as the community surrounding it.
Nate Dee found that the Mills Center, a multipurpose center, was used by many families, so he focused the mural around the family and the concept of hope.
Audrey Ljung, a human services regional coordinator at the Mills Center, who has worked as a liaison for him, said after seeing his plan for the mural, “His work is excellent. I am really happy to have him as the artist. He speaks to the conscience of and ethnic makeup of the community.”