Living Walls Mural Project: Fall 2005/Spring 2006 Youth Advisory Board
November 2005 - February 2006
Lead Artists: Hypersea artists Mabel Negrete and Joshua Short
Young Artists: Gabriel Hernandez, Lucia Ippilito, Elizabeth Jaeger, Jeddie Kawahatsu, Ada Kulenovich, Hector Magaña, Ariana Montemayor, Vanessa Nuñez, and Leslie Perez
Southern Exposure’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB) and Hypersea artists Joshua Short and Mabel Negrete invite members of the community to participate in making the 5th Living Walls Mural Project. YAB and Hypersea have worked together since November 2005 and selected the local nonprofit Homes Not Jails as motivation for the mural. The mural maps Ellis Evictions of January 2006 and abandoned property that could be utilized to house homeless communities. On view through May 2006 at 2183 Mission Street @ 18th Street.
The Youth Advisory Board is a small cohort of passionate AIE youth artists who help to promote and facilitate youth involvement in Southern Exposure. By providing YAB members with the materials and support to sculpt their own space, both in the gallery and on the website, YAB seeks to make their collective youth voices heard. YAB artists meet twice a month to plan youth-initiated and organized art events, exhibitions, and projects.