“To begin, we were just little. We were temporary shelter—an oasis. Sanctuary for women and kids who were homeless. And, we had the space, and the goal was just to provide some safety and community for people who were pretty isolated. And it was pretty dark times for them. Some people assume that the problems of the inner city can be solved by getting rid of the inner city people. And we had learned before that the people weren’t the problem, the people were the solution.”
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 email@example.com or call (612) 435-1677.