SFMOMA has commissioned renowned artist Kerry James Marshall to create two murals for the museum’s Haas Atrium. For over 30 years, Marshall has explored stories of racial identity, the Civil Rights movement, and unsung histories in his work. In response to Marshall’s works, fifteen teens from three Oakland high schools are designing and producing a collaborative mural, in Town Park at DeFremery Park, focusing on the themes of silenced histories and storytelling. We’re blogging about it here on Saturdays.]
After a Saturday off for Spring Break, the teens met back at DeFremery Park ready to work with fervor. They painted for 3 hours, and then Fred took us on a mini field trip to a local art space, LoBot Gallery. The teens were mesmerized by the cardboard city and remote-control car racetrack known as The Cardburg 500. We had to get back to work so we walked back to the park and painted until 4:00.
Thanks to Jorge and Dalena for taking photos last week.
Today is the last chance to get in all the details before Kerry James Marshall comes back to hang with the teens on May 2. We’re getting so close to completion of the mural…we’ll have an almost-finished project by next week!