Oakland Gets Four New Murals
Some years it extends through the entire school year, but my Mural Season was condensed and intense this spring—and I liked it! The four public mural projects I had lined up for the 2012-2013 school year (two painted, two mosaic) all got underway in March and April. The weather was beautiful for spending 3-hour stints outside, painting or applying mosaic tiles at (usually) three different sites each week.
Let’s see… when I add it all up, nearly 300 people have gotten their hands dirty—in the best way—creating these four murals so far. Mostly children, but the kids were joined by teachers, neighbors, community volunteers, grandparents, and basically anyone who stood around watching for too long or who visited from out of town in the past few months. (That’s my idea of entertaining guests!)
I’ll give you a quick tour this time around, and maybe go into more depth in separate posts. Now sit back and enjoy the show…
#1: Night Heroes, painted “bat mural,” Bella Vista Park, Oakland, California
#2: UNITY mosaic mural, Westlake Middle School, Oakland, CA
#3: Pollinators painted mural, Redwood Heights Elementary School, Oakland, CA
#4: A Child’s Garden of Learning mosaic mural at the Bella Vista Child Development Center (CDC), Oakland.