RFK Mural Festival
In collaboration with LAUSD & Thinkspace Gallery
April 21, 2016 | Los Angeles, CA Branded Arts is excited to announce its latest project, the Robert F. Kennedy Mural Festival. 28 artists have been commissioned to paint a series of murals throughout the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools during a oneweek span from May 23-27, 2016.
In a desire to promote arts in school, these projects also aim to send an inspirational and positive message to kids ranging from kindergarten to the 12th grade. Not only will murals be painted throughout the week, but the Paul Schrade Library will be transformed into a gallery exhibition space featuring work from over 30 artists, as well as artwork from the students. This project was born out of a collaboration with LAUSD Local District Central staff under the guidance of Superintendent Roberto Antonio Martinez.
The RFK Mural festival continues to facilitate the importance of art in educational systems, hosting student and public engagement projects throughout its weeklong run. Students will be involved with mural production through workshops and seminars hosted by participating artists, and exhibit their artwork alongside the likes of Tim Biskup, D*Face and Erik Jones in the Paul Schrade Library Gallery. There will be opportunities to attend lecture and panel discussions, film screenings, and guided tours of the newly created onsite murals including a 40foot high portrait of Robert F. Kennedy by Shepard Fairey.
Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf, Jeff Soto, Sam Flores, Hueman, David Flores, Greg Mike, Curiot, Mad Steez, Cyrcle, Andrew Hem, Risk, Yoskay Yamamoto, James Bullough, Beau Stanton, Hebru Brantley, Hush, Charlie Edmiston, Colette Miller, Rob Hill, Dallas Clayton, Clinton Bopp, James Haunt, Jonas Never, UR New York, Josh Everhorn, Baker’s Son, Jose Maradiaga-Andrade, Paige Smith