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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, November 30, 2015

Isla Vista Mural Unveiling

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Isla Vista, CA, December 3, 2015 from 4pm to 5pm: UCSB students will be celebrating their hard work from Fall Quarter’s Urban Art Workshop, a class taught by artist Jeff Paige. Join the artist, students, property owner, and other community members as they talk about the process of the mural, the impacts that murals have in Isla Vista, and why they’ve chosen to leave their mark in the form of art in Isla Vista. The unveiling will take place from 4-5pm on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 6568 Sabado Tarde. Everyone welcome!

Meridian Group endorsed the project and generously offered this large apartment building to the class for the project. The class, taught by Jeff Page (2015 UCSB MFA Graduate), was rich in talent from the 12 participating artists / students.

After many class discussions about the powerful impact murals have on communities and civic life, each of the 12 students in the class came up with multiple designs and presented them for consideration. The students, Meridian Group and the property owner voted on their top designs and in the end, Gabriel Cardenas’ bold, graphic landscape was chosen.


COURSE OBJECTIVE This course is offered to all majors and focuses on the development, design and execution of an urban mural project in Isla Vista. As a participant you will not only enhance your painting skills, but will gain a glimpse into the realm of public art, conceptualizing a project and a proposal, designing for a client, tap into your leadership potential, learn new organizational skills, work as a team and as an individual. Ultimately this class will give you a brief glimpse into the skills, attitude and vision it takes to bring creative projects to fruition.

Participating Artists:
Michelle Sharp Leila Youssefi Silvia Quach Madyson Egan
Madeline Reed Roberto Perez Tyler Smith Ava Selbach
Kourtney Pham Gabriel Cardenas Madison Dykstra Allie Sullberg
Food and drinks are being provided by local Isla Vista restaurants:
· Jimmy John’s
· Sorriso Italiano
· Giovanni’s
· Pizza My Heart
· KOL’s Café

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