The Project
The mural, painted by Illia Barger and sponsored by the Arts Council of Princeton and Terra Momo Bread Company, commemorates three collaborative temporary public art installations located in empty lots on Paul Robeson Place between 2002 and 2009. Herban Garden, Terra Momo’s produce garden, was created by landscape designer Peter Soderman. It became the inspiration for two subsequent public sculpture gardens: Writers Block and Quark Park, conceived of by Kevin Wilkes, AIA, Peter Soderman and Alan Goodheart, ASLA.

The Artist
Muralist Illia Barger was the ACP’s 2012 Anne Reeves Artist-in-Residence. She is a renowned painter of large scale works, murals and owner/designer of Pantaluna, a line of creative, upcycled clothing. She recently completed a new major mural commission at Capital Health—Hamilton.

The Project Manager
Maria Evans

Commemorative Exhibition (April 28–June 9, 2012)
A gallery exhibition was on view at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts in coordination with the Mural Project. This exhibition commemorated the three collaborative public art installations, Herban Garden, Writers Block and Quark Park (as described above). The exhibition opening coincided with the next Princeton ArtWalk on Thursday, May 3rd. Sponsored by The Residences at Palmer Square.

Illia Barger, artist

Illia Barger, artist

Founding Sponsors
Timothy M. Andrews
Meredith Asplundh & Timothy Gardner
Leigh & John Bartlett
Cindy & Frits Besselaar
Emily & Johan Firmenich
Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s Intn’l Realty
Andrea & Bo Honoré
Joyce & Marc Johnson
Kristina Johnson
Leslie & Chris Kuenne
Sherry MacLean Maurer
Barbara & Jamie Majeski
Carrie & John Pallat
Suzanne & Charles Plambeck
Princeton University
The Residences at Palmer Square
Tricia & Norman Rosenthal
Taylor Photographics

Additional Supporters
Francine Besselaar & Peter Abrams
Ron Berlin
Carol Critchlow
Micaela de Lignerolles
Jennifer DeMuth
Jessica Durrie
Jennifer & Michael Figge
Stephanie Chorney & Orlando Fuquen
Julia & Eric Gilbert
Bunny & Marv Goldberg
Kathy & Jamie Herring
Andrea & Bo Honore
Kimberly Kaye & Rob Fried
Kiefer Landscapes
Jessica & Richard Koehler
Casey & Samuel Lambert
Courtney Lederer & Mark Thierfelder
Cindy & Judd Linville
John McDowell
Svetlana Petrov
Pinneo Construction
John H. Rassweiler
MJ Sagan
Debbie Schaeffer & Steve Ritzau
Jodie Schmidt
Kate & Steve Somers
Elizabeth & Philip Wey

Special Thanks
M. O. D. Construction
Jerry Tully, videographer