Ashland Cherryland Garden & Arts Network hosted a day-long event on Saturday to educate locals on the importance of reducing fossil fuel usage as well as introduce them to the future site of a community-driven neighborhood marketplace.
The California Arts Council announces that the Community Rejuvenation Project has received an “Artists in Schools” grant for the 2011-2012 school and fiscal year.
For the past two weeks, CRP Albuquerque artists, Release, Bryan and Tosh, have been participating in the CRP Bay Area Artist in Residency program.
Refa’s experience is paralleled by that of graffiti artist Desi, whose nonprofit organization, Community Rejuvenation Project, has created a series of murals—both commissioned and illegal— promoting peace and nonviolence in high-crime areas throughout West and East Oakland.
Before another contingent of the Caravan for Peace set off for Mexico, its first stop was in Watsonville. CRP artists meet the activists at the Watsonville Brown Beret Bike Shack early Sunday morning.
Gompers High School students celebrated a victory last week when the Richmond City Council awarded them $1,000 to restore a mural that was painted out by the city’s graffiti abatement team.
Crowded in the back of St. Vincent de Paul’s community center in downtown Oakland, dozens of people paint an extensive wood panel with a mosaic of images—trees, faces, buildings and flowers and words like “peace,” “love” and “kiss.”