Make It Team Mural, Vancouver, BC 2018

Make It Team Mural, Vancouver, BC 2018

"Make It" is a weekly art therapy group at Drive Youth Employment Services. Here, we work to foster a creative, healthy community for youth who have been affected by the opioid crisis in Vancouver. Participants drop in, make art, talk, eat together and express themselves. Out of Make It, came this Mural.

This project was unique because it provided valuable mural painting technique training while building community and connection through the production process. Thank you to everybody that came out to the opening reception of our new mural in Vancouver, BC. The finished product was painted by 5 youth leaders and myself over a week this November, but has been being planned as a team for the past 6 months.

Youth were mentored through each step of the painting process, from ideation, writing a proposal, projecting and tracing the design, and finally painting tools and techniques. Participants were trained and certified on boom and scissor lifts, an added benefit being increased hireability in the job market.

The subject matter of our mural is a mix of natural elements held within a baroque frame. This represents the balance between nature, the indigenous peoples of the land, and the Italian presence within the Grandview-Woodland of Vancouver. The words Inspiration, Creativity, Connection and Compassion are reminders of what we strive for in our group and our community. The hummingbird shows the freedom that comes from healing, and gives a sense of hope for those currently struggling with addiction.

Our youth team is now fully trained and everybody is eager to begin more commissions.

Success Academy

Success Academy

Painted with Hee Jun Ahn as a collaborative project with Success Academy, a school for kids with discipline struggles in Baltimore, MD.  We hosted drawing workshops with the kids, then agreed upon this design. The dragon symbolizes inner turmoil, fearful to confront but ultimately beautiful and malleable. 

For time lapse video: https://www.facebook.com/1455178981458232/videos/1627575767551885/

Hee Jun's website: heejunahn.com

40' x 6.5' 

Acrylic on Lockers

2016

 

Make It Mural at Embers East Side Works

Make It Mural at Embers East Side Works

The Make It! art group consists of youth ages 18-30 who have been affected by mental health issues. John Gingrich worked with them to craft and submit a proposal to an open mural call hosted by Embers East Side works in the Downtown East Side. The selected proposal includes a nature scene with different animal species representing community and productivity.

Vancouver, BC

2018

Bmore Licks Ice Cream Shop

Bmore Licks Ice Cream Shop

Baltimore, MD

2018

Sula Indian Restaurant

Sula Indian Restaurant

Commercial Drive

Vancouver BC

Collaboration with Hee Jun Ahn

http://www.heejunahn.art/

2018

Tree of Knowledge III

Tree of Knowledge III

15' x 8'

Spray Paint

 2016

 

Tree of Knowledge III

Tree of Knowledge III

15' x 8'

Spray Paint

 2016

Success Academy

Success Academy

Painted with Hee Jun Ahn as a collaborative project with Success Academy, a school for kids with discipline struggles in Baltimore, MD.  We hosted drawing workshops with the kids. This mural was a result of those workshops, a conglomeration of the designs they created based on positive emotions. This created a visual atmosphere directly based off the students mental health.

Hee Jun's website: heejunahn.com

40' x 6.5' 

Acrylic on Lockers

2016

Fili E Colori (detail)

Fili E Colori (detail)

Painted collaboratively with art therapy clients on with the exterior of Fili E Colori, an art and therapy center in Florence, Italy. Worked together in the design and execution with each artist to create a mural in that includes a self portrait of each person at Fili E Colori.

More Info: https://saci-art.com/2016/04/22/sacis-theater-body-and-diversity-students-present-at-fili-e-colori/

https://www.facebook.com/fili.colori/

10' x 50'

Spray Paint

2016

Fili E Colori

Fili E Colori

Painted collaboratively with art therapy clients on with the exterior of Fili E Colori, an art and therapy center in Florence, Italy. Worked together in the design and execution with each artist to create a mural in that includes a self portrait of each person at Fili E Colori.

More Info: https://saci-art.com/2016/04/22/sacis-theater-body-and-diversity-students-present-at-fili-e-colori/

https://www.facebook.com/fili.colori/

10' x 50'

Spray Paint

2016

Fili E Colori (Detail)

Fili E Colori (Detail)

Painted collaboratively with art therapy clients on with the exterior of Fili E Colori, an art and therapy center in Florence, Italy. Worked together in the design and execution with each artist to create a mural in that includes a self portrait of each person at Fili E Colori.

More Info: https://saci-art.com/2016/04/22/sacis-theater-body-and-diversity-students-present-at-fili-e-colori/

https://www.facebook.com/fili.colori/

10' x 50'

Spray Paint

2016

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Kulinarya Filipino Restaurant

Kulinarya Filipino Restaurant

Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC

November 2017

Epiphany UCC Advent Banners

Epiphany UCC Advent Banners

4 painted banners hung every year in Epiphany Church's sanctuary during the Christmas Season. 

Acrylic on Fabric

11' x 4' each

2016

Epiphany UCC Advent Banners (detail)

Epiphany UCC Advent Banners (detail)

4 painted banners hung every year in Epiphany Church's sanctuary during the Christmas Season. 

Acrylic on Fabric

11' x 4' each

2016

Epiphany Advent Banners (detail)

Epiphany Advent Banners (detail)

4 painted banners hung every year in Epiphany Church's sanctuary during the Christmas Season. 

Acrylic on Fabric

11' x 4' each

2016

Pimlico Racetrack

Pimlico Racetrack

Commissioned piece of a Horse racing track for the real estate sales office of The Home Group, Baltimore, MD.

15' x 30'

Spray Paint,

2016

Pimlico Racetrack

Pimlico Racetrack

Commissioned piece of a Horse racing track for the real estate sales office of The Home Group, Baltimore, MD.

15' x 30'

Spray Paint,

2016

Emerging Technology Centers

Emerging Technology Centers

Painted at the office of Emerging Technology Centers, Entrepreneurship, technology and Connections are themes depicted in the subject matter of the mural. Winner of the 'Ride the Wave' mural design and painting competition. Baltimore, MD.

8.5' x 22'

Acrylic

2015

Shiva

Shiva

Collaborated with artist Richard Best on this mural inspired by Lord Shiva, Baltimore, MD

Visit http://section-1.org/

Spraypaint 

2016

Tree of Knowledge IV

Tree of Knowledge IV

10' x 10'

Spray paint

2016

Tree of Knowledge IV

Tree of Knowledge IV

Commissioned Residential Mural in Chicago

Spray paint

2016

Nighttime With You

Nighttime With You

10' x 12' 

Acrylic

2017

Chicago, Illinois

Nighttime With You (detail)

Nighttime With You (detail)

10' x 12' 

Acrylic

2017

Chicago, Illinois

Garden of Ethereal Delights

Garden of Ethereal Delights

Painted as a part of Art Scape 2017, Baltimore, MD

Spray Paint

8' x 12'

2017

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The Sweetest Rose

The Sweetest Rose

Commissioned Residential Mural, Baltimore, MD

Spray Paint with Faux Finish

2016

If Only We Lived Here

If Only We Lived Here

Commissioned by loving parents for their nine year old's birthday present.

10' x 10'

Spray Paint

2016

If Only We Lived Here (Full Room)

If Only We Lived Here (Full Room)

Commissioned by loving parents for their nine year old's birthday present.

10' x 10'

Spray Paint

2016

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Max's Room

Max's Room

Commissioned Residential Mural in Chicago

Spray paint

2016

The Ambitious Violet

The Ambitious Violet

Commissioned residential back yard stage mural,  Odenton MD

8' x 16'

Spray Paint,

2016

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Fire House Mural

Fire House Mural

Mural painted in an old converted fire station , Chicago IL

12' x 50'

Spray paint,

2016

Baltimore Skyline

Baltimore Skyline

Commissioned piece of a Baltimore Sk ylinefor a real estate sales office, Baltimore MD

Spray Paint,

2016

Shot Cafe

Shot Cafe

Commissioned interior mural in Shot Cafe Bar, Florence Italy

Acrylic

2016

Cloud 59

Cloud 59

Commissioned interior mural in Cloud 59 bar, Florence, Italy.

Acrylic and Spray Paint

2016

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/Cloud59Firenze/

Amazing Grace Barn Painting

Amazing Grace Barn Painting

Peoria, IL

Acrylic

2014

Jacob's Ladder Barn Quilt

Jacob's Ladder Barn Quilt

Peoria, IL

Acrylic

2014

 At the Dark Room, music venue.   Baltimore, MD  2014  More Info: https://www.facebook.com/DarkRoom-1530825490264510/

At the Dark Room, music venue. 

Baltimore, MD

2014

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/DarkRoom-1530825490264510/

 At the Dark Room, music venue.   Baltimore, MD  2014  More Info: https://www.facebook.com/DarkRoom-1530825490264510/

At the Dark Room, music venue. 

Baltimore, MD

2014

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/DarkRoom-1530825490264510/

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