Man hopes artwork will promote peace

Artist sets out to bring peace through art
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - A nationally recognized artist from Blytheville is working to bring peace to his community by sharing his work.

Najee Dorsey put up pieces of his artwork in poverty-stricken areas last week hoping to bring peace and education about the African American culture.

He later found some of his art taken down because it was against a city code.

Pastor Alandrus Spencer is helping Dorsey and said they respect the code enforcement, but they don't want to give up on their mission.

"If we could put artwork on some of the abandoned houses in the area that it would help our people know the history about African Americans, and it would bring peaceful and positive resolve in the community," Dorsey said.

Police said the city does not mind if Dorsey puts his art up, but that he is required to get a signed permit.

They added that if Dorsey wants on private property to hang his work, he must get permission from the property owner first.

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