There’s a new sight to be seen in Tampa.
The Glazer Vision Foundation, Armature Works, and Pep Rally Inc. have partnered in the creation of a new mural at Armature Works within the Heights District. The mural, located on the Northern end of the property facing the Pearl Apartments complex, showcases the Glazer Vision Foundation’s mission of providing “Glasses For All Children” and ending the silent vision crisis in Tampa Bay.
The community can join the cause through the foundation’s #OneShareOnePair initiative. By sharing a photo of the mural, a selfie with the mural or a selfie wearing any type of glasses, tagging @glazervisionfdn and using the hashtag #OneShareOnePair, the Glazer Vision Foundation will provide a child with a free eye exam and glasses. To date, the foundation has provided more than 100,000 free eye screenings and 20,000 free prescription glasses to children.
“We are proud to contribute to one of our area’s most vibrant destinations while supporting children throughout Tampa Bay,” said Darcie Glazer Kassewitz, Owner/President of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation and Glazer Vision Foundation. “Every child deserves the opportunity to excel in school to the best of their ability, yet one in four children are affected by vision impairment and one in five can’t afford eye care. We encourage the community to help spread awareness of this silent vision crisis by sharing selfies and photos of the mural with #OneShareOnePair as we join together to provide free eye exams and glasses to all children in need.”
For over a decade, the Glazer Vision Foundation has been committed to full-treatment vision correction for underserved children. The foundation honors the legacy of the late Malcolm Glazer, who attributed his first pair of prescription glasses to an enhanced ability to learn and succeed. The Mobile Vision Clinic is the centerpiece of the Glazer Vision Foundation’s commitment to providing these critical eye care services and resources, bringing doctors, nurses and eye care specialists, along with an on-site prescription lens lab and a full selection of eyeglass frames, to communities and schools throughout Tampa Bay.
This is the second collaboration between the Glazer Vision Foundation and Armature Works. In February, the foundation created a large traveling art installation that was first unveiled outside the historic mixed-use building. The colorful, mega-sized eyeglass frames became a popular photo opportunity for visitors while supporting the #OneShareOnePair campaign.
“After the success of the Glazer Vision Foundation eyeglasses sculpture at Armature Works we are excited to host the mural,” said Chas Bruck, Principal Partner at Armature Works. “The community art project will not only help beautify the Heights District but will also help families in need so it’s a win/win.”
The mural was designed and curated by local creative studio, Pep Rally Inc., run by Josh Pearson and Greg Bryan. Together the duo, along with their creative team, have created countless community art projects in Tampa Bay.