ARTIVISM: Art as Activism
This spring, middle and high school students from Dallas middle and high schools and youth development programs worked together to create the artivism mural to advocate for change and reflect on social and racial justice issues. Poetry and personal narratives were recorded and incorporated via QR codes into a large scale mural that was painted on fence posts. The multimedia art installation will tour a variety of public spaces to speak truth to power!
The mural debuted at The Dallas Festival of Ideas on Saturday, April 29th, 2017.
Participating Youth Development Programs:
- Creative Solutions
- Dallas Youth Poets
- DaVerse Works
- Incarnation House
- Vickery Meadows Eagle Scholars
- Sam Houston
- Trinidad Garza
- Bryan Adams
- N. Garland
Special thanks to the teaching artist mentors and adults who worked on this project.
Project Director: Allison Caldwell
Visual Artist: Jose Manuel “Bone” Garcia
Visual Artist: Erika Krivda
Poet: Rage Tench
Poet: Terry Odis
Recording Artist: Ronnie Chea
Photographer: Javier Loredo