Local artists team up to create “Life is a Playground” mural.

South Miami’s own Gail Coachman Alexander and area neighbor Ramiro Ramierz joined creative forces to bring LIFE IS A PLAYGROUND to the walls.

For two months this summer, they sketched, outlined and painted the 83 foot wall opposite to the Gibson-Bethel Community Center. Ramirez was joined by his sisters Mayra and Jackie, both of whom recently arrived from Cuba.

“LIFE IS A PLAYGROUND represents people of diverse backgrounds engaging in athletics and special events. It is designed to be inclusive, depicting of males and females of all age groups/conditions and how they connect on the playground,” noted Gail.

Lead artist is Gail Coachman-Alexander a studio glass artist and resident of South Miami. She is a graduate of Bethane-Cookman University with a BA degree in Art, and involved with educational programs in area schools.


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