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In May of 2020, the citizens of Richmond, Virginia took to the streets to protest racial inequality, police brutality and the monuments to confederate generals that line on our historical streets and city parks. As a result, African American artist and community activist, Hamilton Glass, chose to create a public art project that brought together artists from different cultural backgrounds to create murals that start conversation and heal the divides between us. That project is called Mending Walls. Host Hamilton Glass sits down with the artist pairings as they discuss their mural vision, their process and the hard conversations that they had throughout their collaboration.

Mending Walls Hamilton Glass

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    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

In May of 2020, the citizens of Richmond, Virginia took to the streets to protest racial inequality, police brutality and the monuments to confederate generals that line on our historical streets and city parks. As a result, African American artist and community activist, Hamilton Glass, chose to create a public art project that brought together artists from different cultural backgrounds to create murals that start conversation and heal the divides between us. That project is called Mending Walls. Host Hamilton Glass sits down with the artist pairings as they discuss their mural vision, their process and the hard conversations that they had throughout their collaboration.

    Part 3: Transcending Walls (Education)

    Part 3: Transcending Walls (Education)

    Hamilton Glass, Taekia Glass, and Caitlin Black discuss their roles and they collaborate together to create deeper connections to the education space. In particular Caitlin, an adjunct professor and Ph.D candidate at VCU has used the Mending Walls project as the basis for her community centered learning approaches with her classes. She also served as the Mending Walls intern for the 2022 season which allowed her to experience different facets of the project, from developing and hosting workshops to reaching out to neighbors to garner neighborhood participation. 
    Resources for this episode: 
    Asset Based Pedagogy Asset Based Community Development U of R Partners in the ArtsRichmond Hill The Warmth Armstrong Leadership ProgramThe Judy Project & Dwelling of the Enslaved AfricansMore information:
    Mending Walls RVA Mural ProjectHamilton GlassInstagram: 
    @msblackart @mendingwallsrva @19red.fuelProduction:
    19RED @ Fuel

    • 30 min
    Part 2: Transcending Walls (The Artists)

    Part 2: Transcending Walls (The Artists)

    Hamilton Glass talk with the five artists of the Richmond Hill mural project; Nadd Harvin, Sam Skrimpz, Hope Morgan, Rian Moses, and Lizzie Brown as they discuss their experiences  engaging with the community and partners and working together as a large collaborative. 
    Resources for this episode: 
    Richmond Hill The Warmth Armstrong Leadership ProgramThe Judy Project & Dwelling of the Enslaved AfricansMore information:
    Mending Walls RVA Mural ProjectHamilton GlassNadd Harvin Sam Skrimpz Hope Morgan Rian Moses Lizzie Brown Instagram: 
    @mendingwallsrva@hamglass@naddthenomad@friedskrimpz@hopem0rgan@seaplus_rlmoses@lizzieb.fromthecoreartstudio@19red.fuelProduction:
    19RED @ Fuel

    • 47 min
    Part 1: Transcending Walls (Richmond Hill)

    Part 1: Transcending Walls (Richmond Hill)

    Hamilton Glass talks with Taekia Glass, Rev. Lindsey Franklin, Rev. Ben Hadley-Goggin as they discuss the Transcending Walls project. This episode will explore the origins of the project, challenges and celebrations, and lessons learned that will carry through the present and future. 
    Resources for this episode: 
    Richmond Hill The Warmth Armstrong Leadership ProgramThe Judy Project & Dwelling of the Enslaved AfricansReclaiming The Monument More information:
    Mending Walls RVA Mural ProjectHamilton GlassNadd Harvin Instagram: 
    @mendingwallsrva@hamglass@richmondhillva@reclaimingthemonument@19red.fuelProduction:
    19RED @ Fuel

    • 33 min
    We Want Clean Air. We Want Good Food. We Want Peace.

    We Want Clean Air. We Want Good Food. We Want Peace.

    Inspired by their conversations and experiences with the good people at Virginia Community Voice, artists Barry O’Keefe and Mahari Chabwera talk about how their mural along Richmond Highway (formerly Jefferson Davis Hwy) of Richmond was shaped by their experiences and understanding of what the neighbors in the South Side are advocating for and creating for themselves. 
    The public art created for Mending Walls addresses where we are now in society to inspire conversation about how we can move forward with empathy through understanding and collaboration.  
    Resources for this episode: 
    Virginia Community Voice More information:
    Mending Walls RVA Mural ProjectBarry O'KeefeMahari ChabweraInstagram:
    @barryokeefe@maharichabwera @mendingwallsrva @19red.fuelProduction:
    19RED @ FuelIn Your Ear Studios

    • 24 min
    Reflection for Change

    Reflection for Change

    Inspired by their conversations and experiences with the young people at RISE for Youth and their own backgrounds, artists Courtney Lebow and Hamilton Glass talk about how their mural in the Fan neighborhood of Richmond was shaped by their experiences with the young leaders and how they see themselves and want to be seen in the community. 
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    The public art created for Mending Walls addresses where we are now in society to inspire conversation about how we can move forward with empathy through understanding and collaboration.  
    Resources for this episode: 
    RISE for Youth More information:
    Mending Walls RVA Mural ProjectHamilton GlassCourtney Lebow Instagram:
    @hamglass@courtney.lebow @mendingwallsrva @19red.fuelProduction:
    19RED @ FuelIn Your Ear StudiosMending Walls: The Documentary airs on VPM PBS.

    • 32 min
    All Put Together

    All Put Together

    Inspired by their conversations and experiences with the Richmond Association of Black Social Workers and their own backgrounds, artist Juliana Bustillo and Khalid Thompson talk with host Hamilton Glass about how their mural in the Highland Park neighborhood of Richmond brings together the idea of healing the mind, body, soul, individuals and the community through shared cultural principles. 

    The public art created for Mending Walls addresses where we are now in society to inspire conversation about how we can move forward with empathy through understanding and collaboration.  
    Resources for this episode: 
    Richmond Association of Black Social WorkersBoaz and RuthMore information:
    Mending Walls RVA Mural ProjectHamilton GlassKhalid ThompsonJuliana BustilloInstagram: 
     @khalid_Thompson@Juliaanaaaab @mendingwallsrva @19red.fuelProduction:
    19RED @ FuelIn Your Ear StudiosMending Walls: The Documentary airs on VPM PBS.

    • 32 min

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