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Original documentary short film “GET THE PICTURE?” aims to tell the compelling story of how…
10 Marin County artists answered the call to create a mural art installation as a way to welcome refugees and immigrants to the SF Bay Area with the profound, heartfelt message, “You Are Home!”
The artists experienced a behind-the-scenes conflict when faced with creating connecting panels to join the 10 paintings in just one day. After a time of intense turmoil, they succeeded in coming together to produce a stunning result. The artists commitment to the mural work enabled them to overcome substantial creative differences. It’s a model of how to work with those who have different ideas in the interest of the greater good.
Members of the community initially unlikely to take an interest in welcoming refugees and immigrants into Marin County experienced a fundamental change in their attitudes and beliefs after being exposed to this mural artwork and the artists themselves.
The mural has made an impact on the community in Marin. For example, Marin MOCA commissioned and recruited mural artists from Italy and the San Francisco Bay Area to create a vibrant mosaic tile mural depicting Ramon Resa, MD’s journey from migrant child farm laborer to doctor. It’s installed in entryway to the Canal Alliance Education building. Every student, teacher, parent and visitor will walk by this artistic portrayal of human potential and be inspired by Dr. Resa’s example to dare dream of a better life through education. Watch the making of Dr. Resa’s mural https://ramonresamd.com
These murals connect to the epic history of mural art in the San Francisco Bay Area, focusing on the societal impact art and artists have made and are making in the world.