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PPG COMEX and Colectivo Tomate Install "Bird of Dreams" Mural in Monterrey, Mexico


First-of-its-kind creation painted on 300 hillside homes

PPG COMEX® and project partner Colectivo Tomate recently inaugurated the
"Bird of Dreams" mural in the Campana-Altamira neighborhood of
Monterrey, Mexico. The nearly 25,000-square-meter (270,000-square-foot)
creation, which is the first of its kind in the world, was painted on
the exterior walls of 300 hillside homes as part of the Comex por
un México Bien Hecho ("Comex for a Well Done Mexico") social
impact program.

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PPG COMEX and Colectivo Tomate install the

PPG COMEX and Colectivo Tomate install the "Bird of Dreams" mural, painted on 300 hillside homes in Monterrey, Mexico. (Photo: Business Wire)

After community members prepped the neighborhood's homes, 22 artists and
23 facilitators from Colectivo Tomate created the colorful bird mural.
PPG Comex contributed nearly MEX$2.5 million (US$135,000) to the
project, including 9,000 liters (2,400 gallons) of paint.

"At PPG Comex, we believe that we can strengthen the social
structure of communities through color," said Gilberto Alcaraz, PPG Comex
program director, Comex por un México Bien Hecho. "By
revitalizing public spaces, we encourage neighbors to be involved and
proactively participate in bringing harmony, security and a sense of
belonging to the area."

The four-month project involved more than 300 volunteers and 1,500
residents of the Campana-Altamira neighborhood. The funding supported
approximately 50 community workshops that helped develop skills in
communication, conflict resolution, resilience and interpersonal
relationships. A mentoring program for students from CBTis99
(technological, industrial and services high school) and the Autonomous
University of Nuevo Leon enhanced the students' skills in recovering
community spaces and implementing urban art projects.

"The mural extends its wings, generating connection, community and trust
while also narrating the adversities and resistance faced by the early
residents of the neighborhood," said Tomás Darío, director, Colectivo

The project was part of an initiative to develop the Campana-Altamira
neighborhood by the Secretary of Social Development of the State of
Nuevo Leon, the Sub Secretariat of Crime Prevention of the State of
Nuevo Leon, Monterrey's municipal government, Tecnologico de Monterrey
University and Cemex. It directly impacted 1,500 people who live in the
area and 6,000 others indirectly.

PPG Comex employs approximately 4,500 people in Mexico at its
company-owned stores, six manufacturing facilities, four training
centers and three research centers. It is a leader in the manufacture,
marketing and distribution of decorative paints, waterproofing products,
wood care products, industrial coatings and accessories. The brand is
celebrating its 65th anniversary in 2018.

About Colectivo Tomate

Colectivo Tomate is a civic organization that inspires communities to
take action for transformation. Since 2009, the organization has
intervened in various neighborhoods around Mexico through its Mural City
project, which creates links between the neighborhoods' residents and
visitors and captures the stories that evoke the identity of the people
and their community.


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