SDMA And Writerz Blok Collaborate On Mural
Graffiti Artists In Museum Setting
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Aired 12/6/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Alexander Jarman is the Public Programs Manager at The San Diego Museum of Art.
Saratoga Sake is an artist working with Writerz Blok.
The San Diego Museum of Art and Writerz Blok have collaborated on a mural inside the museum. It was created specifically to complement the new exhibition Mexican Modern Painting from the Andres Blaisten Collection.
SDMA's public programs manager Alexander Jarman was key in bringing in Writerz Blok and their team of artists to create a mural that takes images from the exhibit to create a collage employing both brush art and spray paint. The artists were asked to draw on images from the museum's exhibit that includes the work of Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. The lead artist on the mural is Saratoga Sake.
Watch Evening Edition this Friday at 6:30pm to see Beth Accomando's profile of artist Saratoga Sake and a look at the mural as it was being painted. Accomando worked with Sake 20 years ago on a project for Fox XETV 6 when he and 7 other artists put up walls to promote the Fox line up.
You can check out Beth's radio feature and see videos from the Fox shoot on Cinema Junkie.
Here is a video of the artists at work on the SDMA mural.