Check out this new Artsquare interview with MetaFour's Creative Team Member, Bruce Dean. We are so proud of the breadth of his talents and the depth of his words. https://blog.artsquare.com/behind-the-canvas-interview-artist-bruce-dean/
MetaFour was engaged by partner Superior Grocers to create an anti-graffiti curriculum to implement with the students from Wallis Annenberg High School in response to severe graffiti destroying the Superior Grocer’s “Eat More Fruit and Veggies” mural. The curriculum was implemented in three sessions to address the essential question: “Is unsanctioned art on private or public property acceptable?" The approach of "City Marks" was open-ended, while encouraging empathic thought, critical thinking, and problem-solving.
Our friends at Superior Grocers engaged MetaFour to produce a video documentary of the restoration of the original “Eat More Fruit and Veggies” mural at their Compton Avenue location. The 120-foot mural, designed and painted in 2013 by artist Andre Miripolsky, utilized students from the Wallis Annenberg High School (WAHS). In the fall of 2015, the mural was severely tagged. Superior worked with Miripolsky and a new group of students to reimagine the mural, incorporating some of the graffiti images. Superior hosted a mural unveiling and Health and Wellness Fair to celebrate with the community in November 2015. The Superior Grocers Foundation and partners provided thousands of dollars in scholarships to WAHS students. Additionally, MetaFour wrote curriculum about the impact of graffiti on a community, which will be implemented at WAHS. Stay tuned for the video!
TOMORROW! Please come to this free event to support arts for youth AND our local artists, several of whom are already set up and ready to go! Matt Braaten is planning his playlist and Chef Ted has this "Street Food" menu planned for you, each for $4:
Golden Potato Leek Soup (GF): Double shot of classic potato leek soup
BBQ Tofu Sliders: Marinated, seared tofu served on a slider bun with coleslaw, onion rings, and a spicy BBQ sauce
Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos (GF): Gluten-free mini taco with spiced sweet potato and black beans, red cabbage salad, pico de gallo, and a jalapeño cashew crema
Chickpea Salad Lettuce Wraps AKA Chickpea of the Sea (GF): Like tuna salad but with chickpeas! Salad is served with pickled red onions in a Boston lettuce leaf
Dessert is a delightful surprise!
More at http://ConcertsintheDell.org
Come one, come all...please support our fundraiser this Sunday! So many unique and artful touches are planned to make your afternoon festive!! Details at http://ConcertsintheDell.org.
Made of cast cement or ceramics, all are stunning and one-of-a-kind pieces. Please plan to join MetaFour Productions for an afternoon of live music, feasting, and supporting the arts! More at http://ConcertsintheDell.org
Items to outfit from head to toe, you will find handmade gifts from the heart and for the season. Take a look at more talented artisans who will be selling at our fundraiser! More at http://ConcertsintheDell.org
In addition to an amazing array of hand-created gifts for sale, there will be some silent auction items, including a custom portrait painted for you by artist Rikki Niehaus and a sculpture from a recent gallery show by artist Kim Tucker. A wonderful opportunity to bid on gallery quality art! All proceeds support arts outreach for youth...please join us!
Don't miss the December 7, 2014 Gift Sale! Hand-crafted gifts by talented artisans, hand-crafted edibles by Chef Ted, and live music by Matt Braaten. FREE event with proceeds from purchased items to benefits the Lincoln Heights Mural Project and BeyondWallsOnline.org supporting creative expression for youth. Info and RSVP at http://ConcertsintheDell.org/