Mural Work

Painting on large canvases has always felt natural, so my next inclination was to explore the painting process when it is scaled up. And boy it is so much fun! While my current experience is as a Mural Assistant, I can't wait to expand and complete murals as a lead.

About The Common Ground Mural

I am honored to be selected as a Mural Assistant for the Community Murals Sacramento Program 2021 sponsored by the City of Sacramento. The designated site for the mural is Common Ground Church, in the field near their community garden. I worked alongside Gregory Shilling (Lead) and Taylor Pannell (Mural Assistant) to facilitate 3 community collaboration meetings and a community paint day.

The emphasis of the program was on involving the local community to provide the opportunity for each person to foster creativity, connect with others, and to collaborate on the mural design. I am very grateful to the City of Sacramento for creating this program and for the community at Common Ground Covenant Church for their enthusiasm and involvement.

Facilitating Community Meeting #1
Facilitating Community Meeting #1

Here we are introducing ourselves and the mission of the project. Pictured is myself (Mural Assistant), Gregory Shilling (Lead Artist), and Taylor Pannell (Mural Assistant).

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Facilitating Community Meeting #1
Facilitating Community Meeting #1

In this meeting, we introduced the team: Gregory Shilling (Lead), Taylor Pannell (Mural Assistant) and myself (Mural Assistant) and then facilitated a leaf rubbing activity with the prompt "What does community mean to you?"

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Team Photo
Team Photo

The team and muralists from other districts who helped make the day a success! Much thanks to Donald Gensler and the City of Sacramento Arts & Culture Program for prioritizing the arts and community collaboration.

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Facilitating Community Meeting #1
Facilitating Community Meeting #1

Here we are introducing ourselves and the mission of the project. Pictured is myself (Mural Assistant), Gregory Shilling (Lead Artist), and Taylor Pannell (Mural Assistant).

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