Thursday, April 20, 2017

First Public Live-Painting Session in "Scottsdale," Carson

Scottsdale is a neighborhood, but a lot of communal ties are broken there. It cannot be called a "community" in the full sense of the word. There are people who spend most of their lives there, love it and call it “home” proudly while working hard to make it a better place. There are a lot of people who don’t interact much with each other. There are many who live with sensible fear. There are some who cause that fear.

It was great to have a first live-painting session open to the public to show how such work is made right there, in Scottsdale. Was awesome to have Cirillo’s beautiful family stopping by, his daughters born and raised in Scottsdale. Was great to see some folks form The City of Carson who helped so much throughout the process of making this remarkable project happen.

Scottsdale is a perfect stratified sample representing a large and important urban problem in the contemporary United States. If we can do it in “Scottsdale” – we can do it anywhere.  


Big thanks to Kelvin Brown, Sr of Hitman Photography and to Matthew Vreeke for great shots