Cultivating Community One Brushstroke at a Time
Basquiat lesson with the little ones at Ashe Cultural Center
Creative Work with the Second Harvest Food Bank
Youth Lemonade Day!
The Bienville Basin Oil Drum Project: A public art project which commissioned local artist to paint empty oil drums which were repurposed as trash recepticals throughout the community. This project was spearheaded by the late quilter, curator, community leader and Arts Advocate, Jacqueline Mooney
Keepers of the Culture: As a recipient of the Platforms Grant Artist Journey Allen developed a multidisciplinary art program for school aged children that introduced them to New Orleans indigenous culture but from the perspective of how the enslaved Africans made valuable contributions to the culture. By partnering with McDonogh #28 City Park Academy, Amaru Come-unity Homeschool and community book center, 30 students were able to participate in the 9 week, tuition free, program. Student activities included art classes based in the history of New Orleans, a Mardi Gras Indian Patch Making Workshop, a culminating student exhibition and a mural instillation at the MCPA campus.
CULMINATING STUDENT EXHIBITION & AWARDS CEREMONY
Mural Project: McDonogh #28 City Park Academy