On Saturday, May 26, 2018, the Mayor’s Citizens’ Assistance Office (a Division of the Department of Neighborhoods), along with UP Art Studio, proudly unveiled three community-based murals at The Salvation Army Family Store located at 6150 Bissonnet Street, Houston, 77081.
This community-based mural engaged many in the Gulfton community. The Chicago artist Rahmaan Statik, who painted one of the murals, visited Braeburn Elementary and included the art of several students in the mural’s design. The artist also merged various media styles into the mural, including spray paint, acrylics, and gessoed cloth.
The scope of the project also included two additional murals painted by Gelson Danilo Lemus aka w3r3on3, a Guatemalan-born Houston resident street artist who is a well-known for his distinctive style, and Denial, an internationally-recognized pop artist.
About the Project
The event commemorated the completion of the communal mural, following UP Art Studio’s accomplishment of securing two grants for the realization of this project. Grants were received from the Play Everywhere challenge by Target + Kaboom! of $20,000 along with an APG grant from the Houston Art Alliance of $10,000 via UP Art Studio’s fiscal sponsorship relationship with Fresh Arts. Other sponsors and supporter’s instrumental in this project included Hotel Ylem, Jerry’s Artarama, Akzo Nobel, Neutex Lighting, and Richard Rodriguez.
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