Thursday, August 7, 2008

New Orleans

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Mural #2
Craige Cultural Center
Algiers, New Orleans

Craige Cultural Center in the Algiers neighborhood of New Orleans

This mural depicts some well known leaders alongside local leaders marching on the levy's and crossing the bridge that links New Orleans East and West Bank.

The homie Monk helped us get down

Some of the crew at CCC

Downtown New Orleans from Algiers

Farley Boy

We were honored to have painted at their center, where they are trying to do some amazing things for that community. Thank you Vince, Todd, Farley Boy, and Rondell from YAYA's for making us feel at home and teaching us a little about their city.
Farley Boy
Claude The Ghetto Scientist

Before we left we got a pretty dope run down of the 9th Ward by Rundell who was a former resident. It is still pretty much the same as it was when the levees broke (or were blown). A lot of homes, schools, and other centers are still gone, destroyed, or just abandoned. It was a well planned operation to get a large population of poor people of color to out of New Orleans. But that's just our opinion or thoughts. We'll let you come to your own conclusion.

Yaya's (Young Aspirations/Young Artists) "Painting It Back" Project in the lower 9th Ward of New Orleans.
We were supposed to help out with the installation of this project but missed it due to our car trouble in ATL.
Luckily we were still able to meet up with them and see this important project they put together.

1 comment:

Brian said...

WOW!!! good stuff ya'll