Off The Wall

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Posted 24 December 2015 by Carly Rapaport-Stein

Top 5 Most Beautiful Mural Sunsets of 2015

Light is such an important part of art, both how we use it within our creations and how it illuminates our images. We caught a few of our murals and projects just as the sun was slipping below the horizon, giving off a beautiful light and accentuating incandescent colors - and the results are stunning. Scroll down for the top five most beautiful mural sunsets of 2015!

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Posted 22 December 2015 by Carly Rapaport-Stein

The Top 5 Top-of-the-World Moments from 2015

In 2015, we went sky high - literally. Our ideas and our murals stretched us into new ways of thinking and seeing and creating. And what better way to capture the grand scale then by looking out over our city?

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Posted 16 December 2015 by Carly Rapaport-Stein

Creative Neighbors: The Make Sew Weave Sale at Southeast by Southeast

Artist Shira Walinksy has been with Mural Arts’ Southeast by Southeast since its earliest days. As we gear up for the first Make Sew Weave Sale this weekend, Shira shares some background on Southeast by Southeast, and highlights some of the fantastic artwork inspired by the rich cultural traditions of the Southeast by Southeast community.

Carly: Tell me about the origins of Southeast by Southeast.

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Posted 8 December 2015 by Carly Rapaport-Stein

Meet a Mural Arts Teacher!

Meet Monay Washington, our newest lead teacher in the Arts Education program. Her journey with Mural Arts stretches back to eye-opening artistic experiences in high school as a student in our Mural Corps program, and now she's come full circle!  Monay’s been honored by Mural Arts as a winner of the Jane Golden Visionary Educator Award, and recently spoke at the National Guild for Community Arts Education conference alongside Lisa Murch, Mural Arts’ director of arts education.

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Posted 25 November 2015 by Carly Rapaport-Stein

Returning to Society

Jane Golden, the executive director at Mural Arts, had some reflections on our Restorative Justice Program. The first part is excerpted below, but head over to Billy Penn to read the full article.