Work About to Begin on Rude Rec Center Mural

Work is about to get underway on another one of Judy’s initiatives to help control graffiti by channeling youth into constructive activities.
In this case, the project is a new mural in the Rude Recreation pool area. It will be led by the same acclaimed graffiti artists who have worked with local kids to create murals throughout District 9, at locations such as Sun Valley Youth Center, Swansea Recreation Center, Globeville Recreation Center, and the Santa Fe Arts District.
The artists, Delton Demarest and Jeremy Ulibarri, will instruct a group of about a dozen kids selected from the Colorado Division of Youth Corrections. This restorative justice project is being coordinated through Judy’s office and focuses on the theme of “repairing the harm.” The project will create value for the recreation center as well as give the participating youth an opportunity to make a positive contribution to their community.
The painting of the mural provides a great way for the participants to be positively engaged in the community and see how they can help their community instead of harming it.
The 15 feet by 70 feet mural will be painted this spring on six different Saturdays, beginning this Saturday, May 9. Rude Recreation Center is hoping the mural project will spark enough interest to start a graffiti art program at the center, with Jeremy and Delton as instructors.
Most of the painting will take place when the center is closed, but there will be several painting sessions that will happen while the center and pool are open. Please feel free to ask the artists questions as you see the mural take shape over the next 6 weeks.
Come back to the blog for in-progress photographs of the mural, as it takes shape.

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