Yis Goodwin, aka NoseGo, is a rising art star in galleries and streets from LA to the UK. He's also a longtime instructor with the Mural Arts Education Program, currently teaching the Artrepreneurs class at the Charter High School for Art and Design (CHAD) in Center City, Philadelphia. We caught up with him to talk about his past, present, and future. An abridged version of this interview appeared in our latest newsletter, but here is the full conversation:
As early morning preparations were underway on the morning of May 31, 2013, the excitement exuding from Mural Arts staff and the artist team about The Roots mural dedication could not be masked. The opportunity to honor our hometown hip-hop heroes via a mural on South Street was an experience that each and every attendee would never forget.
Last week the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released a video highlighting Porch Light, a collaboration between the Mural Arts Program and the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shadowed participants working on a mural with Porch Light at Sobriety Through Outpatient (S.T.O.P.), an agency providing services in the areas of mental health, and drug & alcohol outpatient in North Philadelphia. Last year, participants at S.T.O.P.
Earlier this month, artist and nonviolence educator Indira Freitas Johnson installed the last in a series of 100 Buddha sculptures around Chicago, completing the installation of her Ten Thousands Ripples project. Ten Thousand Ripples is a public art project focused on bringing art about peace to communities plagued by violence and lacking in cultural institutions.