Artist uses talents to portray young Black men in more positive light

If you are near 4802 Rhode Island Avenue in Hyattsville, Maryland, take a second to stop in the alley near Streetcar 82 Brewing Co. and take a look at the 27-foot-by-15 foot mural called ‘Water Balloons Dancing."


It was created by Gaithersburg resident and Gallaudet grad Daniel Katz-Hernandez.

Katz-Hernandez is a self-taught artist who wanted to share positive images of young black men in his community. 

This story is the third in a series celebrating Black History Month by taking a look the roles murals play in telling the story of African American history.

Check out the other Black History Month highlights