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Fighting Peacock mural in remembrance of 8888 Uprising

Much of what we see during the Infringement Festival is ephemeral. After the festival is gone, and the artists pack up their gear, and life returns to normal, which, in Buffalo, is still pretty artsy.

But there are a few artistic impressions that do get left behind, such as this fresh mural that was just completed at The WASH Project. The mural was painted by artist Nick Miller, who was given permission by the owner of the building to create a remembrance of the the Burmese repression of August 8-12, 1988 (8-8-88). Also known as the 8888 Uprising, the fighting peacock (seen in the mural) became the insignia of the All-Burma Students Union, which helped to organize nationwide demonstrations.

The uprising is celebrated by Burmese expatriates, as we can clearly see in The WASH Project’s mural. The artwork was completed thanks to help from activists behind The Ferry Street Corridor Project.

Learn more about The WASH Project.

The WASH Project | 417 Massachusetts Avenue | Buffalo, New York | (716) 253-1068


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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