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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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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.

    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
    The Golden Hour & NeoGenesis

    The Golden Hour & NeoGenesis

    Inspired by Duron Chavis, local urban agriculture leader and Executive Director of Happily Natural, and the oasis he created at Sankofa Community Orchard,artists Sarah Apple and Ron Stokes talk with Host Hamilton Glass about their mural in the southside of Richmond. 
    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: 
    Duron ChavisSankofa Community OrchardBlack Space Matters SeriesJohn Lewis TED TalkMore information:
    Mending Walls RVA Mural ProjectHamilton GlassRon StokesSarah AppleInstagram: 
    @viewsbystokes@Lucky_signs @mendingwallsrva @19red.fuelProduction:
    19RED @ FuelIn Your Ear StudiosMending Walls: The Documentary airs on VPM PBS.

    • 27 min
    Mending Walls 2021

    Mending Walls 2021

    Host Hamilton Glass chats with his core Mending Walls team to discuss how 2021 Mending Walls is different than 2020 but still serves the same mission of artists coming together to have deep conversations about what makes our communities different from each other.

    Mending Walls: The Documentary premieres on:
    September 7 @ The Richmond International Film Festival.  Get tickets!September 16 @ 8pm on VPM PBS.  Watch the Trailer.More information:
    Mending Walls: The DocumentaryMending Walls RVA Mural ProjectHamilton GlassInstagram: 
     @mendingwallsrva @19red.fuelProduction:
    19RED @ FuelIn Your Ear Studios

    • 31 min
    BONUS: Meet the Mending Walls Documentarians

    BONUS: Meet the Mending Walls Documentarians

    At the end of the 2020 Mending Walls project, Hamilton Glass sat down with filmmakers Pam and Todd Hervey to talk about how they created a documentary about the project and why they believe it's a story that everyone needs to see.
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    Mending Walls: The Documentary premieres on:
    September 7 @ The Richmond International Film Festival.  Get tickets!September 16 @ 8pm on VPM PBS.  Watch the Trailer.More information:
    Mending Walls: The DocumentaryMending Walls RVA Mural ProjectHamilton GlassInstagram: 
     @mendingwallsrva @19red.fuelProduction:
    19RED @ FuelIn Your Ear Studios

    • 34 min

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