MURALS



 

2001 - 2003


  1. Outdoor installation at Monroe Street and Lauretta Avenue in West Baltimore includes murals, ornamental walls, banners, poetry, memorial trees, wind chimes and the Strange Fruit memorial grove

  2. Sacred space dedicated to almost 200 who died from violence and drugs over the course of three decades in the neighborhood of Midtown Edmondson 

  3. By Midtown Edmondson youth and adults


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For My People

In the Spirit

2005


  1. Murals painted in the Edmondson Community Organization Center in West Baltimore (former nightclub of drug king Melvin Williams)

  2. Imagery inspired from reading the poem “For My People” by Margaret Walker

  3. By Midtown Edmondson area youth and adults


                                                                                          

 
 

2007 - 2008


  1. Theme: the natural environments of Maryland and Africa

  2. Murals pre-painted on canvas and affixed to the facade of Lockerman Bundy Elementary School

  3. By 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade after-school art workshop students and family members, school staff, The Hoffberger Foundation Family, and volunteers


                                                                                                 

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2010 - 2011


  1. Ruah panels  (free-hanging painted canvases) created by 3rd -5th graders inspired by music, musicians, and poetry

  2. Partnership with Lockerman-Bundy Elementary, Orchkids, RAP, and poet Jill Solomon


BSO Orch Kids

                       

                                                                          

Searching for New and Better Worlds

UNITY

2006 - 2007


  1. Murals in Lockerman Bundy school learning center and Ceramic tile mosaic at school entrance

  2. Volunteers constructed a stage for  performances

  3. Theme inspired by the book Show Way by Jaqueline Woodson about quilts containing secret messages to reach freedom from slavery

  4. Created by 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade after-school art workshop students and family members, school staff, and volunteers

                                                     

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2005 - 2006


  1. Lockerman Bundy Elementary School Library, West Baltimore

  2. Imagery inspired by reading of a book about the exploration of outer space  (Commander Toad in Space by Jane Yolen )

  3. By 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade after-school art workshop students and family members, school staff, and volunteers


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Together

Takin’ it to the Streets

Show Way

Where We Play

2009


  1. Mural panels (16’ x 5’) inspired by lyrics, poetry, and speeches of Barack Obama, Bob Marley, Amiri Baraka, Jeremiah Mickens, Maino f/ T-Pain, Cat Stevens, Langston Hughes, and Betty Gates

  2. Created by greater 8th City Council District residents and Edmondson-Westside High School (West Baltimore) staff and students

  3. To be installed at the high school

                                                     

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lyrics to Get Up Stand Up, song by Bob Marley


excerpt from President Obama’s inaugural address                                                                                               

2009 - 2010


  1. Murals installed in the main hall and music room at Lockerman Bundy Elementary School

  2. Partnership with The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra OrchKids and Lockerman Bundy student art team

  3. Based on sketches of the OrchKids and the BSO symphony


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Orch Kids program of the BSO                                                                                                                               

RAPoetry on the Wall

2011 - 2012


  1. Lockerman Bundy Elementary School 3rd - 5th graders in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's OrchKids program  

  2. Weekly workshops explored writing and music and translated these into imagery

  3. The final work of 16 ruah panels (free-hanging painted canvases) incorporating haiku will hang in the school gym


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The Community Art Class at Morgan State University is a major partner in many of the RAP mural projects

Highlandtown Elementary Middle School Mural Project

2011 - 12


  1. Celebrating music and home of the 12 countries represented in the school population

  2. In partnership with the School, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Orchkids, and Travelers insurance

  3. Participants include 22 preschoolers, 12 middle school students, and  30 volunteers from the school and nearby community


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