For One and All

Featuring Art Direction by Kekoa and Mario Ruiz (2018)
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The mural students at our 2018 Harlem Hub Summer Arts Academy students crushed this mural project in five days. The also collaborated with our music students to write, perform, and record, “Turn up the Value” (available on iTunes and Sound Cloud). And with our media students to produce the music video for the song (available on Youtube and Vimeo), and our dance students to choreograph and perform the dances for the video.

“For One and All” depicts an inclusive vision for justice inspired by the Harlem Hub’s landlord church, Soul Saving Station. Specifically, the students considered the mission Jesus embraced for his life in Luke 4:18-19, and its implications for economic justice (“good news for the poor”), criminal justice (“freedom for prisoners”), health care justice (“sight for the blind”), and social justice (“the “Year of the Lord’s Favor.”) Art Co-Director Mario Ruiz prepared the initial concept drawings, which Kekoa embellished with collaboration and feedback from the students.

Follow the development and completion of the mural via Instagram below and our Summer Arts Daily Diary here.

Final Week Highlights #Repost @uhey_93 ・・・ |For•One•And•All| “Our goal for this camp will be for students to write and record an original song, produce a mural, learn dance choreography, and film a music video. Oh and we are going to finish it in two weeks” – @jeremyrdelrio ——————————————————————————— This is what @nycthrive does we take on big challenges. . . We push ourselves past our perceived limits. . . We CREATE community. . . The idea was for everything to revolve around justice in all areas of life for all people. . . Tomorrow is the final day where we will celebrate the hard work and success of these students. ——————————————————————————— Shoutout: @artbykekoa @flexx_of_sedc @randymasonmusic and Christine. . . Y’all have been so amazing to work with and see you demonstrate you’re expertise in your respective fields. . . #NYCThrive #Justice #Harlem #Create #PublicArt #Music #Film #Murals #HarlemHub #SummerArtsAcademy #LivingRedemption @cc4y @manhattanda

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Project Details

Harlem Hub
Teaching Artist & Art Co-Direction: Kekoa
Art Co-Director: Mario Ruiz


• Mixed Media on Plywood
• 120'
• Sponsored by Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub, DANY Youth Opportunity Hubs

  • Community Mural
  • Interior
  • Studio Arts
  • Summer Intensive

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