As the fourth cohort of Neighborhood Salon Luminaries settles in, and the previous three continue to inform, claims Vedro, “not only the community engagement programs, but now, more and more, other types of programming, and collaborations throughout the museum.”
"Perspective, belief, memory, social class, education—among many other things—all play a role in shaping how we see and act in the world, but ultimately we are the creators."
"I was talking about things that I didn’t even know I wanted to be talking about. I didn’t even know this album was going to be coming out. I just knew I wanted to make it, and then see if I wanted to share it with the world."
“By putting cameras on drones, I could explore new perspectives. Drone cinematography offers a variety of new storytelling perspectives. It opens new creative doors.”
"I think that aesthetic nostalgia can draw people in and then the content can force them to engage in a different way, ideally with more than the project—and start to think critically of what is actually going on around us."
There will also be an online auction of unique prop jewelry pieces from Sept 19-27 as well as a creative workshop on creating jewelry for an appearance on the screen, date and time TBA.
"People should expect the best. That is what we strive for. Amazing art, great music, and wonderful people."
"All anti-oppressive and liberating issues are important to me, but I concern myself mostly with black and brown liberation, queer and trans liberation, anticapitalist redistribution of resources, and global warming."
"The Red Hot Chili Peppers ... My biggest take away from that was that Anthony called the waitress ma’am and was super sweet to her. Chad ordered the broiled scallops."
“Too often these mural festivals prioritize the big out-of-town artists, and then throw in a couple locals for good measure, but Street Theory kind of does it the other way around. Give the locals a chance to shine on their own stage, while inviting a small group of outside big-name talent to drive more interest."