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!
Ready to pick up some unique holiday gifts AND be inspired by with live music? A pay as you can FUNdraiser…this Sunday at 1PM…proceeds for youth arts education. Concert by Brandon Meyer. The gift sale will have amazing hand-crafted jewelry by Lisa Agaran, Samantha Viloria, Miss Yvonne, and Naughty Blonde Redux. OH…and did you hear there are miniature portraits while you wait by Rikki Niehaus? Details are at ConcertsintheDell.org
On June 5, 2011, MetaFour Productions launched the BEYOND WALLS Photo & Video Project at the Create Peace Art Festival in Pasadena, CA. MetaFour partnered with the Western Justice Center for the Create Peace Art Festival which showcased creative works for students grades 1-12 and encouraged students to join the online community for youth--BeyondWallsOnline.org.
The BEYOND WALLS Photo and Video Project captured personal thoughts and expression, photographs, and video testimonies responding to the prompt: What do we have to get BEYOND?
The first participants posted responses that included moving "Beyond prejudice," "Beyond judgement," "Beyond convention," even "Beyond cool!" We've posted these for viewing on the BEYOND WALLS Photo and Video Project Facebook page.
Now it's your turn. Participate in the worldwide BEYOND WALLS Photo and Video Project!
What do we have to get BEYOND?
Let the world know.
Take your picture! Video your thoughts! Post your response to the BEYOND WALLS Photo and Video Project Facebook page.
Spread the word to your networks.
Start to change the world.
Start to move....BEYOND WALLS!