“When you look at the mural program, you have different people having to negotiate, having to problem solve, having to figure out what is going to be the center of the image, where are we going to place it…so they run it. They come up with the ideas, so when we sit down, they come up with the curriculum, they come up with the agenda, they order the paint, they go to the businesses. The fact that I’m standing here, and not doing anything, and that they’re doing the work is a testament to what we talk about in terms of building and developing leadership.”
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 it Out!
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.