Artist Puts Finishing Touches To New Murals At Homeland In NE OKC


Wednesday, December 1st 2021, 5:11 pm


OKLAHOMA CITY -

At Homeland on Northeast 36th and Lincoln, one of the largest art projects is nearing completion. The artist Carlos Barboza wanted to portray these three panels as “home.”

“Not being from the east side and not being African American, I knew this was a large responsibility for me to do, but it's people like Jabee and Nikki Nice who encouraged me to do it,” said Barboza, the artist of the murals.

Northeast Oklahoma City had a period without a local grocery store that changed this year when Homeland opened and gave neighbors fresh produce and groceries again.

Now with a new grocery store and art, there is renewed hope for growth in the community.

“When you are trying to convey a community instead of painting 100 people, I thought this would be a very interesting idea that all of these hands are wrapping around you. Taking care of you as a community would,” said Barboza.

Homeland would like residents to visit these new art pieces as they have a community event called First Sunday on December 5. Oklahomans will be able to take pictures with the artwork, listen to music and much more.