This podcast explores the process and best practices for creating successful mural projects. Each episode will be a half hour deep dive interview with art advocates, artists, art commissioners, public art planners, as well as field notes from past mural projects to both demystify the process as well celebrate the impact of a public space activated through art.
The “community mural shaman” offers inspiring insights into how he removed blocks to his creativity and made the past year his most successful, despite Covid and his experiences with racism as major blocks he struggled through. Carlos walks us through his roots as a graffiti artist, shares why graffiti continues to be so important to him, and why his favorite way to spend a Saturday is with a blank wall at his disposal.
Who gets picked? And other controversial opinions...
In Episode 20 I discuss the imperfect selection process of choosing a mural artist. Since I am already poking a sleeping bear, I dive into three other hotly debated topics: 1. Spray vs. housepaint, 2. Why mural art is not meant to last forever, and that is okay, and 3. Exposure gigs. I use examples from my book, The Mural Artist’s Handbook, to challenge the status quo on these contentious issues.
Mural Joe: YouTube's Favorite Mural Art Teacher
Find out why Mural Joe, who never went to art school, is the most popular YouTuber for mural painting “How To” videos. Joe’s innate curiosity on how to realistically interpret natural phenomena through paint intersects with the quirky and endearing way he includes us in his discovery process. Mural Joe's entertaining videos defy typical art school pedagogy, for example, attempting to paint clouds with a stuffed animal. We discuss the organic development of his career and why he doesn’t advertise his mural painting services anymore, even as he stays busy with mural projects.
The Untapped Potential of School Murals
Back with a whole new season of fun, in this episode Morgan unpacks Chapter 5 from her new book, The Mural Artists Handbook, on why school murals hold so much potential as venues for creative mural art. She explains why she is so enthusiastic about school murals that she dedicated a whole chapter of the book to the subject. This podcast highlights the benefits of school murals and possible funding sources for school murals
Visit www.MuralArtistsHandbook.com to find out more about Morgan’s new book!
Morgan Bricca / Getting Started as a Mural Artist (Ep. 15)
I answer questions posed in an email from an artist in Portland, OR who wants to move towards mural painting. I wrap up this last episode in the season with a list of reasons why I love painting murals.
Alex Cook / You Are Loved Murals (Ep. 14)
Is it possible to be a rebel against street art culture? Alex Cook might be the first. His overtly loving messages and collaborative approach to his You Are Loved murals blur the edges between art and service, and bring a kind message into public spaces all over the globe.