Archive for community identity

YEP Glendale Middle School

The Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) of the University of Utah is working with a class of students from middle school through high school to help them succeed and become leaders in their community. As part of this venture, they asked me to come and work…

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Dual Immersion Academy Entrance Mosaic

When Dual Immersion Academy contracted me to add some visual interest to their school, my first objective was to make the entrance into the school an exciting experience. As such, I took the existing logo, transformed it into a round medallion shape surrounded by the…

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Dual Immersion Academy Bilingual Culture Mural

Traditional icons of United States and Latin culture are shown in this mural designed and painted by me for Dual Immersion Academy in Salt Lake City, UT. To depict Latin and U.S. culture, in cooperation with the teachers and administration of D.I.A. I chose the…

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SLC Art Gardening – Mosaic Art Sculptures and Installations

In September 2013, armed with an Arts Learning Grant from the Salt Lake City Arts Council and a 1300-lb donation of cement from Quikrete, I began collaborating with various youth organizations around the city to create large-scale mosaic installations in many of the city’s community…

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Horizonte School and Latinas Adelante – Mosaic Mural

Horizonte School and Latinas Adelante – Mosaic Mural

In October 2012 I was approached by Alissa Tolley of Latinas Adelante, a program of the University of Utah created to foster independence and excellence in teenage parents by developing lifelong skills. I was asked to help develop a project that would be valuable for…

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Harmony Park Housing – Painted mural

The teens and staff of the Leadership and Resiliency Program of the Housing Authority of the County of Salt Lake met with me and some of the local youth from the Harmony Park housing complex to brainstorm, design, and paint this mural in their community…

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Eastside/Westside Project

Eastside/Westside Project

The objective of the Eastside/Westside Project was to help foster an environment of mutual respect and understanding between the two communities by having youth from the two communities cooperate to create art. This project had five components: 1. Two copies of a ceramic tile mural…

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Academy Park Housing – Painted Mural

Academy Park Housing – Painted Mural

In July to August 2011 I led a month-long project with a diverse group of about 15 teenagers from the Housing Authority of the County of Salt Lake’s teen program in order to create a mural about West Valley City. The result is a bright,…

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