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Strong as ever—Teen Mural Project turns 10

By Marcella Franklin on Jun 15, 2018 at 01:26 AM in Featured Articles, Events
2018 TEEN MURAL - girls on ladders at teen mural

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Teen Mural Project at the Carpinteria Arts Center. Each June the Arts Center kicks off the summer with a burst of color, holding a free teen mural event with the additional support of Carpinteria Beautiful, Carpinteria Woman’s Club, Carp Cares for Youth and Señor Frog’s.     

2018 one boy painting at teen mural
Forty-two enthusiastic teens showed up on Tuesday, June 13, to paint a Carnevale-themed 40-foot x 8-foot mural based on the group’s original designs. Throughout the process, teens received guidance from celebrated local muralist John Wullbrandt and a group of adult volunteers.
2018 TEEN MURAL - two adult volunteers on teen mural
The teens painted two panels, each 20 ft x 8 ft, that will be transformed into an agamograph—a mural composed of two separate images, cut and constructed like an accordion. As the viewer passes, the images morph from one to the other. The teen mural will be on display in the courtyard at the Arts Center through the fall. The public is invited to a celebration of the completed project immediately following the Independence Day parade on June 30.
2018 TEEN MURAL - wide shot with volunteers of completed teen mural

This story was originally published in the Carpinteria Coastal View News Vol. 24, No. 38 June 14-20, 2018.

Photos by David Powdrell.







Events

  • Wed Apr 3

    ART TOUR - The Sacred Space

    ART TOUR - The Sacred Space - 1

    Once you enter the space, you are greeted with a variety of art from Tibet, Bali, Java, Thailand, Nepal, India, Indonesia and China. We will enjoy tea in the lotus garden and wander.

  • Fri Apr 26

    POETRY AWARDS CELEBRATION & ORIGINAL POETRY READING

    "Luschei Family Poetry Awards" presentation and reading

    Now accepting submissions for the “Luschei Family Poetry Awards”, recognizing excellence in verse originating from or regarding Carpinteria.
    Deadline is April 12, 2019.

  • Sun Apr 28

    ART FILM - And Still I Rise

    ART FILM - And Still I Rise - 1

    "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou

  • Sun May 5

    EVENT - PALATE TO PALETTE

    EVENT - PALATE TO PALETTE

    Fine art, food & wine in our new gallery & courtyard!

  • Thu May 9

    GROUP SHOW - 2019 ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR

    GROUP SHOW - 2019 ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR
    Ted Rhodes - Artists Studio Tour participant

    Participating artists will be part of an exhibit at the Arts Center gallery during the tour.