Arts for Social Justice

NEA Project #3 / Street Canvas

In Street Canvas, designer Jerald R. Enos and painter Karen B. McNulty will encourage participants to identify economic issues in their neighborhood by drawing and photographing their surroundings, arriving at a unified idea, and learning the steps of large scale mural/canvas painting. Participants will be able to document issues in their community and create murals for public display to help educate and influence positive change(s) where they live.

The professional artist collaborating on this project was Karen B. McNulty. Karen is a noted Scenic Artist who deals with large scale murals and scenic elements. Throughout the process, she aided in the painting and creation of the students’ murals.        

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It is our hope that we can inspire others to get involved with projects like this in their own communities. We invite you to use these lesson plans, videos, and pictures as tools and guides in your own journey to create change. Please feel free to model your project off of what we have done through our NEA grant, or use them as references in creating your own project.