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Local artist transforms Grace Mission soup kitchen

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Published: Jun. 4, 2018 at 3:35 PM EDT
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By: Mariel Carbone | Eyewitness News

June 7, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV)-- A local artist, along with the help of dozens of children, has transformed the Grace Mission soup kitchen

into a colorful masterpiece.

Muralist Kollet Probst spent the last six days painting the formerly blank wall along Bronough Street. Probst, along with the children who helped, unveiled the finished piece on Thursday.

She hopes the design empowers those who see it.

"Hopefully inspiration. Inspiration for kindness, compassion, caring. All of those things are represented here. The things that the soup kitchen does for the community for our citizens, I hope that we can all carry on throughout our day," she said.

The mural features a set of hands reaching for a dove. That represents the assistance and help offered at Grace Mission. Below that, is the Tallahassee skyline, representing the support the city offers the kitchen. Finally, 70 individual paintings by the children line the bottom, which shows the next generation uplifting the city.

The mural is titled, "I made my world beautiful."

Probst has also done several other murals throughout the city, including a Rosie the Riveter themed mural on Gaines Street.


By: Mariel Carbone | WCTV Eyewitness News

June 4, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV)—A local artist is transforming the Grace Mission soup kitchen on Brevard Street.

Muralist Kollet Probst is painting the formerly blank wall that faces Bronough Street. To help, she’s partnered with Fun 4 Tally Kids and recruited 70 children to add their own art to the piece.

“It’s part of an humanities experiment. We’re trying to teach them and empower them with what soup kitchens do and what they bring to the community,” said Probst. “And hopefully inspire young artists, but also teach them maybe the next generation what a soup kitchen can do.”

The mural is titled, "I made my world beautiful."

Once complete, the mural will depict a set of hands reaching for a dove. That will represent the assistance and help offered at Grace Mission. Below that, is the Tallahassee skyline, representing the support the city offers the kitchen. Finally, 70 individual paintings by the children line the bottom, which shows the next generation uplifting the city.

"I asked them only to do something uplifting and inspiring. So from cats to butterflies to sunflowers, we've got it. They've represented a juvenile vision, a very honest vision of hope, is happening in their art work,” said Probst.

The mural is expected to take six days to complete and will have a grand unveiling on Thursday.

Probst has done several other murals throughout the city, including a

on Gaines Street.