National Education Association + Marka27

Street Theory Mural Digital Preservation:

The National Education Association (NEA) is being challenged by the population it serves with this question: What specifically is the NEA doing to support the students in these populations – Women, Black, Brown, LatinX, Asian, LGBTQ?

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.



The NEA Virtual Exhibition Series, produced by MASK Consortium, will leverage a combination of pre-existing works curated for the theme, as well as select, commissioned new works by established artists.

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.