July 3, 2012 12:00 AM
Ink | First Friday art shows: Baseball icons, Iraqi refugees and more
Twenty-five years ago, Alexander Austin received a helping hand from the City Union Mission. He is now a well-known area muralist whose large-scale images of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. and jazz greats have appeared on buildings around town. But Austin has not forgotten how the mission helped him get through a stint of homelessness.