F.R.E.S.H. (Friends Respecting Everyone’s Success through Hip-Hop)
Rishel Middle School
sharpies, aerosol paint, paint markers, canvas, wood, particle board, music/video/photograph materials
About This Piece
F.R.E.S.H. (Friends Respecting Everyone’s Success through Hip-Hop) created this mural in Rishel Middle School neighborhood, working with students from Rishel Middle School, Valverde Elementary and Kipp High School.
Through the graffiti/aerosol art element section of the curriculum, the F.R.E.S.H. program also provided participants, family members and community members opportunities to learn about an expressive art, how it affects the community, and how the larger world is affected by the interpretation of graffiti as an art and as a crime.
Beyond the invaluable lecturing and anecdotal conversations that occurred between staff and participants, the participants had many opportunities to create, improve and cultivate and exhibit their artistic abilities.