Thursday, August 18, 2016

Help prime the wall!

Friends, We'll be priming the wall for the Youth Voices mural this Sunday, August 21st from 2 - 5pm. Come by and grab a brush or roller! Everyone is welcome.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Telling stories in pictures

We communicate (younger folks especially) more and more using a universal language of pictograms, icons and emoji . This language may seem new, but it's actually one of the oldest - think cave paintings. 

As we work on the Youth Voices mural, this vocabulary of pictures may help to deepen the meaning of those voices while not having to spell everything out .  To see an example of a pictogram novella, check out this page from Xu Bing's, "Book from the Ground" .

Monday, August 1, 2016

Youth Voices of Topeka Mural Project

Check out our new facebook page for the Youth Voices Mural Project. Find out about upcoming meetings and how to get involved!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Voices of Topeka Youth mural coming soon!

The next panel on the Great Mural Wall will be designed and painted by Topeka youth! Working with the Chesney Park Neighborhood and the Topeka/ Shawnee County Public Library, artist Dave Loewenstein and assistant Connie Fitzpatrick will lead the youth design team. If you are a kid, a teen, a tween, a young adult or youth you can be one of the muralistas!

For more information contact Dave at dloewenstein(at)

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Click on the photo to read the new story about the Great Mural Wall.