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!