“What we’re doing here, we describe it sometimes as building power spaces and power places. The housing here is very impressive because it was an abandoned area, and there are very impressive, well designed buildings, but at the same time, we’re creating these power spaces where people can come together and help create the future of their neighborhoods. So it’s really the two of those things coming together that creates what Hope Community is.”
Power of Vision Mural Project
“Murals show the voice of our community.” – Hope youth muralist
Using creative expression and mentorship, Power of Vision (POV) engages youth in a mural-making process that builds community ownership, artistic skills and leadership.
Black Book Sessions
Black Book Sessions is an introductory class where desire and passion trump talent and abilities. This is a space where those with artistic proficiency can coexist with those just beginning to tap into their artistic skill. Experienced artists and beginners are welcome…Tell your friends! Check back for Black Book Session 2014 dates/times – thank you!
Check it Out!
Last summer, POV youth and students from the Art Institutes International Minnesota captured the mural process on film and created a 10-minute documentary, Art Saves Lives. Check it out above!
Hope staff member Chaka Mkali and participants of the Power of Vision Mural Program were featured in TPT’s weekly arts series “MN Original”, celebrating Minnesota’s creative community. Watch on TPT!
Questions? Contact Chaka Mkali, Director of Organizing and Community Building at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (612) 435-1677.