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Street artist feels heat of Edmonton’s zero-tolerance policy

The first half of this article comes off as a fluff piece on a clever but goofy young toy named Fish. But hidden in this story is an important policy issue that is highly problematic (We’ve bolded where the paragraph where it starts to get interesting). Edmonton police have begin erasing anything that they deem […]

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Promoting community art projects

  \“NAKAKAIN BA ang art? (Can art be eaten?) Does art really improve our quality of life?” With these words Professor Acel German begins her lecture at the good governance class for barangay officials at the Pimentel Center for Good Governance at the University of Makati (U/Mak). A UNIVERSITY of Makati and Gawad Kalinga art collaboration […]

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CRP Artists Prominently Featured in “Art on the Greenway,” opening Sept. 22 at the Richmond Art Center

For Immediate Release – September 20, 2012 (Richmond, CA) Artists from Oakland-based mural art collective Community Rejuvenation Project are spotlighted in “Art on the Greenway,” a new exhibition of paintings and photographs celebrating the City of Richmond’s 2012 Neighborhood Public Art Program. The exhibit, which runs until Oct. 9, documents one of Richmond’s most inspired […]

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La Pena Interview with Pancho Pescador and Desi W.O.M.E

CRP just hung its first group show at La Pena Cultural Center. It will be up until October 30 with a special closing celebration on October 28 from 7 – 9 PM. La Pena is located at 3105 Shattuck Ave. This interview was conducted at La Pena as the show was being hung. Also in […]

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Artists, Musicians and Bernal Community Residents Protest Destruction Of Victor Jara Mural

CRP has always been a strong advocate for mural protections. This story illustrates both the community’s love for murals and the history that they represent as well as the need for protections against murals being destroyed. Most muralists are not aware of the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) and the scope of legal protections already […]

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Precita Eyes Hold 35th Anniversary Celebration

Precita Eyes is one of oldest and most amazing community mural organizations in the country. Based in the Mission district of San Francisco, Precita Eyes’ impact has been felt throughout the Bay Area. Precita Eyes has been supportive of the aerosol culture. This should be a powerful event and you can check it out after […]

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At Harlem Hospital, Murals Get a New Life

The WPA murals reflect more than the just a time when the arts flourished. They also demonstrate the way that arts have been integral in creating a thriving economy as well as defining culture in historical periods. WPA murals put a lot of artists to work and created something powerful and lasting. These ideas have […]

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CRP Artist Release Paints Vertical Elevator Shaft

In the world of visual, aerosol-based art, there’s the conventional, and then there’s the amazing. Recently, Release – a member of Oakland-based mural art collective Community Rejuvenation Project – accomplished the latter, painting a 30-foot tall vertical piece in a warehouse elevator shaft. Inspired by painting two outlines by aerosol legend Phase 2, the artwork […]

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San Jose and the Privatization of Abatement

CRP has been following and researching graffiti abatement policy for many years. One of the trends in the field of graffiti abatement has been the privatization of abatement and the outsourcing of abatement contracts from city Public Works agencies to private corporations. This short article is particularly interesting because the city of San Jose has […]

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Guatemalan family uncovers ancient Mayan murals on their kitchen walls during home renovation

While CRP is opposed to the digging up of people’s burial grounds and the removal (theft) of indigenous materials from museums, we thought this was a cool discovery. We wonder what people will think when our murals are discovered in 500 years. The kitchen of a house in the impoverished town of Chajul, Guatemala, is […]

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