In conjunction with 1776, A.R.T. invited Artists For Humanity teens to design a visual representation of their answers to the production’s Four Essential Questions. The resulting 20’ x 9’ mural entitled We Are the People is on display in the Loeb Drama Center’s Ex Theater and available for viewing by audience members attending 1776.
The colorful silhouettes are the teens of Artists For Humanity both past and present. These silhouettes represent a dialogue; both internal, external, and overlapping; the figures being just as colorful as the current timeline; the numbers represent a time morally black and white, but really it’s a gradient because if the time were concrete in statements, we couldn’t have made the progress we did today.
The teen artists involved in the creation of the mural and accompanying video include Tammy Anderson, Darwin Jimenez, Mushen Kieta, Angela Martinez, Nora Mohamed, Nia Noland, Ismael Peguero, Liam Perrino, Jameel Radcliffe, Kayli Reinoso, Violet Rile, Jeyrie Rodriguez, and Ananda Toulon.
About Artists For Humanity
Artists For Humanity (AFH) provides under-resourced teens the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in art and design. AFH is built on the philosophy that engagement in the creative process is a powerful force for social change, and that creative entrepreneurship is a productive and life-changing opportunity for young people. Bridging economic, racial and social divisions. AFH enriches urban communities by introducing young people’s creativity to the business community.