During August of 2018 I worked with Milwaukee Promise Zone Youth employed at the non-profit Uniting Garden Homes Inc. to create a 4'x6' mural. This project was a part of an initiative to beautify and build a sense of community in the area.
The quilt is held by the hands of the three teenagers and administrative assistant who helped paint the mural. The center piece of the quilt outlines the map of the neighborhood outlined by the branches of a tree. The smaller quilting squares borrow patterns from the Freedom Quilt, each one chosen and designed by one of the teenagers. The portraits pay homage to notable women in the area, Carrie Bell Bailey, Jean Maxine Neal, Martha Lyons Phillips and Bessie Brown.
The following collaborative paintings and linoleum cut prints are from my time as an assistant artist with ArtWorks for Milwaukee during the summer of 2018. I assisted the lead artist Blanche Brown on four collaborative murals now installed and the storm water drainage basins located in the Garden Homes neighborhood.
The collaborative paintings and prints depicted below are the result of my weekly workshops with the ArtWorks teens.
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During my year-long stay in Berlin I was fortunate enough to meet community artist Rainer Warzecha and work with him and his team Interglotz providing summer art classes to children at Britzer Garten in Berlin.
This unique program offers visitors to join Warzecha and his team to add playground structures made out of cement mosaics as well as clay sculptures every summer.
I ran daily miniature sculpture workshops and weekly painting classes with school and daycare groups along with other children and their parents.
The collaborative projects that I led with children include a small bench and 4'x4' painting based on the mosaic snake sculpture that Warzecha and his team created that summer.
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Culture Works Mural - Southside Milwaukee, Wisconsin
During the summer of 2016 I was able to work as part of a team with University of Milwaukee students, local high school interns under the direction of lead artist Raoul Deal, on the Culture Works Mural.
This mural depicts the history of Latino/as in Milwaukee and Wisconsin since the 1960's to the present. Small sections of the mural that I worked on with a group of high school students is shown here. The full 9x90 ft mural is now installed on the Butters Fetting Factory building, on 1st and Mitchell on Milwaukee's South Side.
Acrylic on Polytab Parachute Fabric, 9’x5’, 2016.
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