On Wednesday July 6th the youth artists of the mural artist apprenticeship program, Art @ Work: Upton, led a community design presentation where they presented their ideas for murals and mosaics, heard community feedback and shared how they came up with their designs.
This summer, eight teams comprised of a lead artist, an artist intern, and ten youth apprentices enrolled in Youth Works will create public art projects along the Pennsylvania Avenue cultural corridor.
For their design presentations, each team presented a team name, project location, and design inspiration and proposals.
Check out the teams and some of their wonderful mural and mosaic design ideas!
Team 1 – ARTFUL JUSTICE
Youth Apprentices: Daisia Savage, Daria Young, Ishay Singletary, Qeyara Evans, Larnar Conway, Sam Fissell, Antoine James Maliyah Johnson, Asia Skinner
Master Artist: Gary Mullen
Artist Intern: McKinley Wallace III
- Location: 1500 Pennsylvania Ave, Baltimore MD
- Business type: community market, farmers market
- History: “It’s a big deal. This is a historic market, and the improvements are fantastic,” said the mayor. The Avenue Market was originally built in 1951.
- It’s the heart of the Upton, the different colors of the building brings joy to the community.
Team 2 – ENVIRONMENTAL EAGLES
Youth Apprentices: Najae Adams, Parrish Anderson, Martaja Baskerville, Tyrek Brown, Ariel Goldberg, Tykiera Lewis, Tykeria Owens, Malia Pinkney, Shydi Richardson-Griffin, Tailyn Robinson, Chad Taylor, Tionnebray Thompson
Master Artist: Iandry Randriamandroso
Artist Intern: Chauna Krauss
- Eutaw-Marshburn Elementary is located at 1624 Eutaw Place.
- Today our the site has 2 functions: an elementary school & a recreation center
Team 3 – NO LIMIT
Youth Apprentices: Katelyn E, Shamarr E, Jaché H, Raquwon R, Cameron H, Marcellus H, Jazmine C, Kennedy T, Lance G
Master Artist: Julie Horton
Artist Intern: Amelia Carrol
Mural Site: Etting Park // 1200 WILSON STREET
Team 4 – PIECES OF A DREAM…
Youth Apprentices: Justin Price, Moenira Baker, Quincy Burton, Terence Purvis Jr., Noah Howard, Audacious Hopkins, Destinee Williams, Sonarda Glenn, Kierra Ledbetter, Sierra Barns, Danae Bell
Master Artist: Herb Massie
- 1900 block of Division St.
- Our inspiration as a team was to beautify the neighborhood one house at a time showing hope, peace and that anything can be renewed. We want to take pride in our work and our hope of making new life.
Team 5 – YOUNG, GIFTED, & BLACK
Youth Apprentices: Daryl Chatman Jr., Ruthvin Elbourne III, Jordan Miller Mack, Dejai Padgett, Sha-Shonna Rogers, Rodregues Ross, Cameron Wiley, Chyna Williams, Jariya Wimbley
Master Artist: Mike Thomas
Artist Intern: Alexis Dixon
Mural/ Mosaic Site:
- Location: Upton Avenue Market
- Function: community market
- Business type: variety of shops and businesses including chicken places, Chinese food places, healthy smoothie shops, and check cashing places.
Team 6 – MELANIN
Youth Apprentices: Asia C, Donna L, Kaliyah D, Rickeira R, Kaiylah P, Malachi P, Deshawn R, Mya D
Master Artist: Ernest Shaw
Artist Intern: Hee Jun Ahn
- Crazy Mart – 1705 Pennsylvania Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217
- We propose to portray a number of historic African Americans in addition to patrons and residents along the Pennsylvania Avenue corridor.
Team 7 – UPTON 12
Youth Apprentices: Asantewa Augustus-El, Antonio Beads Jr, Travon Burton, Katia Crawford, Kayla Harvey, Akia Jones, Leah McCollum, Diamondnae’ Richardson, William Walker
Master Artist: Ignacio Marino Larrique
Artist Interns: Tariq Sabur , Simon Jackson-forsberg
- Both sides of the storefronts on the 1800 Block of Pennsylvania.
- These stores include: Penn Mart, Cricket – Appliance R US – Mel’s Liquors – Lucky Shop – Vacant storefronts – Urban Jewelers – Panda Carry Out – Sissy’s Seafood – Lafayette Market – Discount Store
- Design elements are inspired by the businesses that line the block and by the block itself.
Youth Apprentices: James Bagley Jr, Corzeck Carlton Jr, Roshay Gaskins, Autumn Huges, Kevin Johnson, Tracy Tafts Jr, Antione Williams , Avery Williams, Arjene Wilson, Kenneth Clemons
Master Artist: Megan Lewis
- Shake & Bake Family Fun Center on 1601 Pennsylvania Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217
- Local activity venue offering a roller skating rink, 32-lane bowling alley & video game arcade. Plays a large role in the community.
The projects will be completed by the programs end on Friday July 29th, and the final products can be seen and celebrated by trolley tour that night at Shake & Bake from 6-9pm!