2nd SOS Berks Mural Celebrates The Journey of Recovery

August 22, 2023

11th & Richmond St.
Mural title: The Journey

Look for this beautiful burst of color if you are driving past 11th & Richmond Streets. Located on a building owned by Albright College in an area that is highly visible to traffic, this mural design was created by Reading artist Marian Njai. It is based on the recovery story of Yvonne Stroman, who discussed with Marian the many joys of life in recovery, which includes bicycling, journaling, helping others in recovery and mentoring young people. Yvonne’s inspirational quotes about her journey of recovery loop through the imagery, which incorporates hand cut stencil patterns, many of which resemble bicycle-themed elements such as gears and bike chains, so that the theme of the journey is reflected in even the smallest elements.

See photos below.

Watch Yvonne’s story here.

Learn more about the SOS Berks Mural project here

Mural Dedication Photos

Check out the WFMZ Article here

Check out the Reading Eagle Article here

Check out more dedication photos here




Mural Painting and Installation Photos



Learn more about the mural project!