A four week Arts in Residency Youth Mural program.
Nuevos Futuros SWFamily Services
A concept idea where they stand in solidarity with the LGTBQ and BLM movement, aiming for social change and a must needed reform on immigration among New Dreamers & DACA recipients.
This project was collaboration between DNDA (Delridge Neighborhood),
New Holly/ SHA neighbors (Seattle housing) and
Red Cafe during the summer of 2021
This 6 panel mural is located outside Red Cafe located on MLK and S. Othello in SE Seattle.
A visual narrative of the coffee process, traditional roasting methods, PNW nature, coffee cup decoration inspired by Henna designs, where most muslim girls and women proudly showed their beautiful henna work on their hands.
Community members from all ages came up with the concept idea. Seattle welcomes Africans and is the largest population of Somali and Eritreans
Pride Owl & Macaw
Luisa Boren K-12 Elementary School
Hybrid Arts Education in public schools brought some challenges, from assembling and distributing art kits to students. The Creative Advantage continued to support Teaching Artists.
Basketball court Youth Mural
Holly Neighborhood, Seattle
Through Mural Making, Public spaces such as the basketball court can benefit from beautifying open areas, socializing after months of isolation and giving a sense of ownership and pride
South Park Youth
"The Awaken minds"
Emerson Elementary School Youth
This mural school project was partnership of the Creative Advantage Program, Seattle Public Schools and Seattle Office and Culture. I worked with 3rd, 4th and 5th graders for 6 weeks between January and March 2020 unfortunately Covid, then the StayHome order was put in place, I ended up going back to school in August before the new school year.
Our mural concept idea boil down to portrait students demographics and the portrait of school mascot, the eagle.
Emerson School is located in South East Seattle where most communities of color reside: blacks, muslims, asians and latinos