Archive for September, 2009

Teen Mural Program's Mural Unveilings A Huge Hit In Both Cities!

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

2 cities, 3 murals, 4 research phases, 50 teens and nearly 400 witnesses!

The Mural Music and Arts Project (MMAP) Teen Mural Program concluded the 2009 summer with two “Envisioning Peace” mural unveilings that hosted a total of nearly 400 family, friends, and community fans.  On September 11, 2009 East Palo Alto Teen Mural Program had over 200 guests to celebrate “Envisioning Peace,” a mural that spans over three stories of the MMAP Headquarters.  In addition to the mural meaning, guests enjoyed teen musical and dance performances and a 30-minute special performance from acclaimed band comprised mainly of MMAP staff, Fear & Fancy. Keynote addresses were given by City of East Palo Alto Police Chief, Ronald L. Davis and Stanford University History Professor, Al Camarillo.


In San Francisco, District Attorney Kamala Harris hosted the second San Francisco Mural Unveiling in the San Francisco Hall of Justice.  Over 150 guests enjoyed mural meanings of two murals that will be installed in both the SF Hall of Justice and the OMI Community Center of the Oceanside, Merced and Ingleside community.  Guest speakers included YMCA President Charles Collins, Student Volunteer Jovel Queirolo; keynote address was given by Pratheepan “Deep” Gulasekaram, Professor of Law, Santa Clara Law School.

We thank everyone for making the 2009 Teen Mural Program a huge success!!!

East Palo Alto's Mural Unveiling Block Party – 9/11/09

Thursday, September 10th, 2009


The time has finally come!! Tomorrow night, we will celebrate PEACE with our East Palo Alto youth as they unveil their mural, titled “Envisioning Peace” to their community. After 5 weeks of research and another 5 dedicated to mural painting, choreographed dance routines, planning the unveiling and writing and recording music produced by the youth, they are ready to share the fruits of their hard work. This Mural Unveiling and Block Party will feature musical and dance performances by the youth as well as a special address from Stanford Professor Al Camarillo and East Palo Alto Police Chief Ronald Davis. Fear & Fancy will close out the night with a special Part II performance of “massQuerade Theatre: The Prophecy of 2012.”

Friday, September 11, 20095:30 – 7:30pm
Mural Music & Arts Project
2043 Euclid Avenue
East Palo Alto, CA

*Free Admission*Live Music*Free Food*Open to public*

Hope you can make it out!