Graffiti Camp for Girls: DAYTON
What if a classically trained artist took to the streets of The Bay Area, CA, covering old buildings and blank walls with her special brand of Aerosol Art, creating murals of lasting color, community spirit, and encouraging messages? THEN, what if she turned her talents into a CAMP for GIRLS ages 12-17? THEN, what if Dayton, OH hosted her and turned her Graffiti Gang loose on not one but BOTH blank slate, gray cinderblock walls in the NEW restrooms at the Yellow Cab Tavern to create original art? Well, then it looks like we are bringing NINA WRIGHT (aka #GirlMobb, artist, muralist, printmaker, and teacher with a BFA from the Academy of Art University San Francisco) to town this December 26-28, 2017, and are hosting:GRAFFITI CAMP FOR GIRLS: DAYTON EDITION!! Nina's class begins with a drawing/painting lesson for the participants, and a mural is designed with the input of the venue, keeping location/history in mind. We would like to completely fund 40-50 cans of water-based, artist-quality spray paint, transportation for Nina Wright, class materials and lunch/snacks for local participants, ages 12-17, and some fixins for an Unveiling Party at the Yellow Cab Tavern. We are seeking all levels of support, and the more we can fund, the more girls we can enroll (up to 10) who would otherwise not have this unique opportunity. This original art will live in perpetuity, open to the public, in the 2 restrooms at Yellow Cab Tavern. If you support young, female artists, public art, youth, Dayton, and the refurbishing of old spaces in YOUR community, won't you give $5-$500? EVERY dollar counts towards respirators, transportation for Ms. Wright, lunches and snacks for the group, tarps and materials, 40-50 cans of paint, drawing supplies, water and beverages, a little nosh for the Unveiling, and some printing of flyers . (Yellow Cab Tavern has generously offered an outside wall of their building for Graffiti Camp 2.0 when the weather turns, and Nina Wright has agreed to return...any funds collected over the amount will be banked towards the NEXT session.)Participants will be nominated by local middle/high schools, must be Dayton residents, team players, and into ART. THANK YOU for your consideration and support! (We are also seeking Dayton-based donations of snacks, water, sandwiches, treats, t-shirts, tarps, and other items to round out this experience for the participants. We are honored that the owners of Yellow Cab Tavern, art supporters and hosts of such diverse activities as a regular Poetry Slam, Tai Chi, the Day of the Dead Parade, and many classes, concerts and activities, have agreed to host the camp! Please contact Christine Brunner through this GoFundMe link if you'd like to contribute!) Have a venue in need of a mural? We are looking for future spaces!+ Read More
Hopefully by now you have been able to see some of the HUNDREDS of colorful behind the scenes photos of this mural process. We are STILL getting contacted for articles and media about the camp, and the murals, which now live permanently at the Yellow Cab Tavern, Dayton, OH. Thanks to all who supported!
It is here! The day we have all been waiting for! Two days of painting, two blank walls, 5 girls, one artist-leader, and all of YOU made it happen! A personal e-mail invitation has been sent to everyone who donated, and if you also have donated at a level to earn tickets to an event at the Yellow Cab Tavern, or an original poster print of one of Nina Wright's works, you will be contacted very soon to make that happen! Thanks, again, and hope to see you at the Unveiling!
WOW, Day 1 of Graffiti Camp for Girls Dayton Edition went SO well! We have 5 painters, and Nina really got them looking like experts in a short time. We will be painting from 1-6 today, if you care to stop in the Yellow Cab Tavern, and our Unveiling Party will officially be at 4 pm tomorrow! Details to come!! Thanks to ALL involved, and a shout out to Penn Station on Brown Street in Dayton for the nosh yesterday!! Cheers!
YOUR Donations funded FORTY cans of special artist spray paint and ONE HUNDRED special can-caps, and a tube of black paint, purchased from BLICK Artist Materials in Columbus, OH today, with a list of colors requested by Nina Wright herself! Still to purchase: pads of paper, markers, pencils, paint brushes, snacks, printing of signs for the party table, and some party supplies to celebrate this achievement! Thank you to Heidelberg Distribution Co, Twist Cupcakery, Old Scratch Pizza, UD, River Valley Credit Union, Kip Moore, WDPS FM, UPS Copy Center, Human Race Theatre Co, and Penn Station for giving us some STUFF so we can keep our budget low!