National Education Association + Marka27
Street Theory Mural Digital Preservation:
Steve Chavers, Creative Director for the NEA, boldly envisions Art + Music as key mediums to provoke dialogue and stimulate a change of mindset in the United States. Chavers desires to launch a Virtual Art Exhibition series, powered by the NEA, with support of partners like the N.A.A.C.P., Color of Change, and United We Dream. The Virtual Exhibition will feature emerging and established artists of diverse cultural backgrounds, street art and a rotating, regional bomb wall, and artist discussion panels addressing topics ranging from racism in the fine art industry to art education, among other things. The end result of these activities will be shareable digital and analog assets that would continue to feed and engage audiences.
Marka27 will be one such established artist. With over 20 years of experience in large-scale public art production, artist management, art and design direction, exhibitions and special events, Marka27 will implement one of the commissioned Mural Projects. This study for the NEA explores how to enhance the appreciation for large scale outdoor works in a virtual medium.