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Strong as ever—Teen Mural Project turns 10

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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.