San Pablo Mural

“She’s a student at McClymonds High School and from her experiences she aspires to change others. Ja’Khi wears a shawl on her back that shows all the lives she positively impacted. Her Shawl helps her draw strength from the sun in order to change people’s lives.”

“In his hand he holds books. These books teach and help people learn to be more caring, open minded and aware.”

The Unveiling

The Visionaries/Conceptual Designers

McClymond's High School

4th Period Students of Ms. Marr's Art Class

  • Umiika Rose
  • Ibrahim Muhammad
  • Debra Hall
  • Asia Hill
  • Tiffany Rushing
  • Garland Rabon
  • Dillon Cromartie
  • Ashley Marcellous
  • Destinn Prince
  • Rhianna Pennywell

The Project Leads

The Art Director: Aaron De La Cruz

Aaron De La Cruz's work, though minimal and direct at first, tends to overcome barriers of separation and freely steps in and out of the realms of design, graffiti, and illustration.

The parameters he has chosen to work within actually allow him to free himself and react to the very limitations he has created. This overriding structure and the lack of deliberation while moving within creates a tension when encountering his work due to the almost computer generated grid like systems he creates by unplanned markmaking. The act and the marks themselves are very primal in nature but tend to take on distinct and sometimes higher meanings in the broad range of mediums and contexts they appear in and on.

His work finds strengths in the reduction of his interests in life to minimal information. De La Cruz gains from the idea of exclusion, just because you don't literally see it doesn't mean that its not there.

The Lead Artist: David Burke

David Burke is an East Bay native and has participated in over thirty mural projects over the last ten years. He began his graduate studies in Rome, and received his M.F.A. in painting from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in 2001. He spent most of the last decade teaching art at Saint Elizabeth High School and then Patten University in Oakland. He has exhibited his work both locally and abroad. Most recently, he was a visiting lecturer in painting at Chiang Mai University in Northern Thailand. David currently lives in Oakland.

David's most recent body of work explores the intersection between the man-made and natural worlds. The paintings illustrate man’s complex and often convoluted relationship to nature and depict instances in which theses forces both compliment one another and collide in destructive ways. These works celebrate man’s desire to build, innovate and create, while acknowledging the fact that our impulse to grow and consume is eroding the ecological framework that we depend on to sustain our wasteful habits.

Artists

  • Colin Harris
  • Dave Kim
  • Dorias Brannon
  • Fred Alvarado
  • Gaelen Smith
  • Lauren Scherf
  • Lindsey Millikan
  • Magdalena Gross
  • Pablo Christi
  • Rafael Sanhueza
  • Ryan Martin
  • Summer Munoz