Street Art Empowers Native Youth at Anchorage Museum

2016_streetart_biscoAerosol artists and Anchorage youth study Alaska Native art to create their own works

Published July 1, 2016

ANCHORAGE – Street Art, a contemporary art form related to graffiti, has been expanding in appreciation with youth culture, which has elevated the applications of “street art” to new heights.

The Anchorage Museum explores street art culture with Arizona artists Dwayne “Dwayno Insano” Manuel and Rene “Strike 1” Garcia and Anchorage artist Arielo “Bisco” Taylor from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, July 8, with local youth who will cover temporary walls installed on the museum lawn with street art inspired by objects in the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center and the Anchorage Museum collection.

The Arizona State Museum exhibition and public program “Neoglyphix: All-Indigenous Aerosol Art Exhibition” influenced this program at the Anchorage Museum. “Neoglyphix” contributors and professional artists Dwayno Insano and Strike 1 will work with Bisco and local youth for Urban Interventions: Street Art.

Urban Interventions: Street Art is part of a series of programs at the Anchorage Museum designed to motivate and empower youth through creative, healthy expression in art forms they recognize. The first two programs in this series engaged local youth through skateboard art and a study of Native skin tattooing.

Urban Interventions is part of the Anchorage Museum’s Polar Lab, which explores life in the North through programs and exhibitions.

Urban Interventions: Street Art

1 to 5 p.m. Friday, July 8

Anchorage Museum
625 C Street
Anchorage, Alaska

Watch as local youth paint murals on temporary walls in front of the museum, inspired by Alaska Native art from the Smithsonian and Anchorage Museum collections. This program is part of the Anchorage Museum’s Urban Interventions series, which aims to motivate and empower youth through creative, healthy expression. Free

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