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AscenDance Mural: Progress Report

In the midst of the strangest summer in modern history–thanks, COVID!–progress is still being made, if you know where to look. Up in the skies, that is. Eight stories above ground level, one block on 14th St. in downtown Oakland is quietly being transformed into a vibrant artistic statement which resonates with energy, vitality, and fierce, passionate conviction. If you’ve been following the story of the AscenDance mural, whether through this blog, or as an observer passing by, you’ve seen…

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Meet the Muralists: Marina Perez-Wong and Elaine Chu

If you’ve been in and around downtown Oakland recently, you may have noticed the new mural going up on the exterior wall of The Greenlining Institute’s building. If you’ve stopped and taken a peek, you may have seen muralists at work on scaffolds and a swingstage, filling in details, painting portraits, and making the wall come to life.  Marina Perez-Wong and Elaine Chu, aka the Twin Walls Mural Company, have been putting in hours and hours of hard work in…

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Pandemics and Public Art

Pandemics have a way of impacting the best-laid plans (of mice and men). What happens to artists who do public-facing works, when  there’s an emergency order to shelter in place? What happens to projects? Read on and find out.  Earlier this year, the Community Rejuvenation Project announced a collaboration with The Greenlining Institute to paint a large-scale mural on GLI’s headquarters, the “360 building.”  The project had literally been years in the making. The planned mural was the culmination of…

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Community Rejuvenation Project and The Greenlining Institute Announce New Mural Project in Oakland

The Community Rejuvenation Project (CRP and the Greenlining Institute announced today a large-scale mural project in downtown Oakland). Over the next few months, CRP will design and install the Greenlining mural on the west-facing exterior wall of Greenlining’s 360 Center at 360 14th Street. in downtown Oakland. Additionally, CRP will be hosting a series of free community engagement events and public activities throughout the mural production process, including design workshops, a panel discussion, an art exhibition, and an artist talk.…

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CRP X Greenlining Mural Events & Activities

“THE STATE OF PUBLIC ART 2020”    THURSDAY FEBRUARY 6     The Greenlining Institute (360 14th Street)      6 – 8 PM     Panelists: Francisco Sanchez, David Young Kim, Dan Fontes     Moderator: Eric Arnold COMMUNITY INPUT SERIES     TUESDAY FEBRUARY 11       Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts – 1428 Alice St. Studio D     6 – 8 PM     WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 12     Oakland Asian Cultural Center – 388 Ninth Street, Suite 290     6 – 8 PM     THURSDAY FEBRUARY 13     The Greenlining Institute – 360 14th Street…

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