We will be hosting the Summer Youth Employment Program sponsored by the Mayor’s office in 2015.
The Love Our Community Summer Youth Employment Program serves to give inner-city youth an opportunity to provide public service though the creation of community murals, learn more about the artistic process and the development of imagination, and to have the opportunity to work with world famous mural artists as mentors.
The Museum of Public Art has provided a venue for artists from all over the world to create murals in the South Baton Rouge Community resulting in the recognition of Baton Rouge as a driving force in public art. The 2014 summer youth program had two components: the creation of fifteen professional murals by visiting professional artists, and the creation of eight student collaborative murals.
One hundred twenty students and eight artists participated in a combination of tennis shoe painting workshops and live mural painting over four week period in the month of June 2014.
The Museum of Public Art promotes and produces community inspired murals in public spaces, and seeks to work with the top artists in the aerosol genre, to elevate the energy of communities where the art lives, and inspire young people to expand their imagination through art.
We are always creating art for the public and encouraging others to do the same wherever they are.
2014 Artist Roster: Pose 2, Eric Burke, Rahmaan Statik, Daze, Aniekan Udofia, Hunto, Sabotaje al Montaje, Seth
The criteria for artist selection is based upon work which reflects cultural sensitivity and engagement, mastery of the craft of aerosol art, experience in collaborating with other artists, and previous teaching experience. Further grouping is based upon similarity of style and vision. The artists leading the first session were Seth, Rahmaan Statik, Erik Burke, and Aneikan Udofia. Their work expresses strong cultural engagement and reflection, which is easily interpreted. The second group of artists; Pose 2, Daze, and Hunto and Sabotaje al Montaje are less literal in style, more visionary and imaginary. This “meeting of styles” of the eight collaborating artists produced a series of individual and collaborative work that reflects the culture of the community and contributes to the large body of innovative art that MOPA represents.