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Celebration Dance

Tibby Elementary School, Compton, CA

In the mid-seventies The California Arts Council created an endowment called Artists in Resident. From 1976 to 1978 I was among 12 visual artists in California to receive this endowment. I chose Tibby Elementary School in Compton to help the students create murals to change and uplift their campus, and connect their school curriculum to the experience of making art.

Gestures mural on library wall, 1976-1978
acrylic paint, 12 x 45 feet

Pride, 1976-1978
acrylic paint, 20 x 39 feet

Heroes, the California history mural, 1976-1978
acrylic paint, 20 x 35 feet

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The Numbers Doing Numbers, 1976-1978
acrylic paint, 18 x 20 feet

Hopscotch Map of the U.S.A., 1976-1978
acrylic paint on cement, 37 feet in diameter

a gift from the Cement Workers Union

in the background, African wall design

Celebration, 1978
on completion of the projects

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