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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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Kearns Library

In 2014 the Kearns Library celebrated the 50th year since its opening. To commemorate this event they had a local muralist Melissa Chipman paint a beautiful mural on the concrete retaining wall on the east side of building. With the mural finished, the retaining wall…

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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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TURN City Center for the Arts – Mosaic sign

TURN City Center for the Arts – Mosaic sign

Mosaic sign I designed and created with the adults at Turn City Center for the Arts, a day program for adults with disabilities. The logo of Turn Services contains the word “TURN” in all caps, with a solitary leaf in the middle. I thought that…

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OUTRAGE! Anti-Tobacco Youth Group – Billboard Mural

OUTRAGE! Anti-Tobacco Youth Group – Billboard Mural

In August 2013 I worked with the awesome teens of the OUTRAGE! anti-tobacco youth program of the Salt Lake County Health Department to paint this 9×18 foot mural. While one of the quickest and simplest projects I’ve ever done (one day brainstorming, two days wall…

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RISE Services – Painted mural

In June and July of 2013 I worked with the teens of RISE Services, Inc. to brainstorm, design and paint a mural based on their mission statement, “Creating opportunities for and with people.” For this project, we focused on the “with” aspect of that mission…

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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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