For this latest project, she says she teamed up with fellow activist Park Avery after they noticed there was a significant homeless population in the area around the mural. Saturday they collected and distributed supplies on Wall Street in Binghamton. Artist Kristen Mann started the ‘Grow Bloom Project’ in 2017 to curate art shows for local artists and local businesses to have a space to sell their products. Now she is using that platform to help the community in other ways. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The artist behind Binghamton’s Black Lives Matter Mural is working on a new project, this time gathering supplies for locals who are in need. They say they’ll be holding a similar event on October 31st. They say they decided to collect food and shoes to distribute to those within the community who need the help. “Not everybody has the opportunity to go out and buy food and buy shoes. Low-income families, they can barely pay rent, and then they don’t have anything left over,” Avery said.