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October 7, 2016
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Wynn Hjermstad, Urban Development, 402-441-8211
Lori Pratico, Girl Noticed, 954-605-5208

Video Features "Girl Noticed" Mural Project

Lincoln's "Girl Noticed" mural near 23rd and "N" streets is the subject of a seven-minute video produced by 10 Health TV, the government access health and wellness channel. Artist Lori Pratico created the mural August 27 as part of her nationwide project to show the "hidden strength and importance of women in our society." The video is airing on 10 Health TV and is available at YouTube (search for "Girl Noticed").

The mural depicts two Lincoln women who came to Lincoln as refugees:

The video includes a time-lapse of the project as well as interviews with Pratico, Al-Saadi, Nguyen, Mayor Chris Beutler and young women who stopped by the site as the mural was being created. Also featured is Pratico's partner, photographer Elizabeth Sanjuan. At the end of the three-year project, Pratico's experience along with Sanjuan's photos of the murals will be published in a book.

Although the mural is designed to be temporary, it is still clearly visible on south wall of the new Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska and Health 360 Integrated Care clinic at 23rd and "O" streets. The City partnered with Lutheran Family Services and NeighborWorks Lincoln on the project, which was also supported by the Community Health Endowment and Speedway Properties. No City funds were used for the project.

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