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If These Walls Could Talk: Community Murals and the Stories They Tell

This workshop will introduce participants to the world of community-based public art, its roots in the Civil Rights Movement, and how I have followed that tradition in my own work for the past thirty years. We will explore the process, aesthetics and impact of murals around the world, including Brazil, Northern Ireland and here in the Midwest. Special attention will be given to discussing how these works can help shape identity and bolster civic participation.

Workshop Time and Date: 2-3:30 p.m. CST; Sunday, July 12
Workshop Lead: Dave Loewenstein ’88

Meet Dave Loewenstein ’88

I am a muralist, printmaker, and community organizer based in Lawrence, Kansas. My murals can be found across the United States, and in Northern Ireland, South Korea, and Brazil. The prints, which focus on social justice issues, are exhibited internationally and are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Yale University, and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics in Los Angeles. I am the co-author of Kansas Murals: A Traveler’s Guide; and the subject of Called to Walls, a feature length documentary that premiered in 2016. In 2014, I was named one of the founding Cultural Agents for the new U.S. Department of Arts and Culture. Additional background about me can be found at https://www.daveloewenstein.com/

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Sunday July 12
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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