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Sacramento Mural Conversations: Speaker Series at City College

Discussing murals and mural policy with the City of Sacramento

Event #1 – Jim Prigoff “History of Murals”

Location: Sacramento City College, Room TBA
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Register: This event is free and open to the public. Please register on Eventbrite by clicking here.
Contact: Donald Gensler, or 916-808-8493

With the success of recent mural festivals and local mural projects in and around Sacramento, the City of Sacramento in partnership with Sacramento City College wants to engage artists, community members, and city government in a discussion regarding a long-term plan for murals in our city. Should the city have a mural policy? Should murals be registered throughout the city? These questions and others will be discussed over a series of three speaker sessions designed to educate and excite us about the possibilities for our growing mural collection in Sacramento. Please come be part of the dialogue. This is a free event open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

This speaker series is an opportunity to begin the conversation through educating ourselves in the larger history of murals both inside and outside of Sacramento. This first speaker series event is with photographer and author Jim Prigoff who lives in Sacramento and has documented for over 40 years murals and graffiti art around the world. Jim is the co-author of three books on murals and graffiti art: Spraycan Art, Painting the Towns – Murals of California, and Walls of Heritage – Walls of Pride – African American Murals.

After Jim’s presentation on murals from around the world, we will engage the audience with questions regarding the presentation and more specifically about the larger vision for Sacramento’s growing urban gallery of mural art.

Sponsored by Sacramento City College and Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission