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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

  • Sun Jan 20

    ART FILM - City of Gold

    Film - City of Gold - showing at the Alcazar Theater, hosted by the Arts Center

    CITY OF GOLD - Pulitzer Prize winning food critic, Jonathan Gold, plays the dual roles of high-low priest and culinary geographer of his beloved Los Angeles.

  • Wed Feb 6

    ART TOUR - Getty Museum Exhibition - Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings

    ART TOUR - Getty Museum Exhibition - Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings

    For more than 40 years, Sally Mann (b. 1951) has made hauntingly beautiful photographs that explore themes of memory, desire, death, the bonds of family, and nature’s indifference to human endeavor...

  • Sun Mar 17

    ART FILM - Beauty is Embarrassing

    Film - "Beauty is Embarrassing" - hosted by the Alcazar Theater

    BEAUTY IS EMBARRASSING (artist Wayne White) - this exuberant documentary’s most affecting message concerns a timelessly profound verity: the value of roots, humor, family and old friends.