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Street Art Demonstration With Ricky Singh
- All ages
About This Program
Black Lives Matter muralist Ricky Singh will paint live outside at the Gantt's front door! For two hours he will be demonstrating a spray painted triptych piece, providing information on his artistic process and materials, as well as sharing his experience creating social justice murals around the city. Visitors and passersby can pop in on this experience and walk away having learned more about the medium of spray paint and how it works, while also learning about the artist experience in the context of activism. The theme of Ricky's piece will be based on the voices of Charlotte youth and their impact. Stop by to take a look at the creation of this piece in real time and to see how it will capture the voice and impact of our city's youth.
About The Teaching Artist
Ricky Singh (@MrRickySingh) is an artist, educational leader, and community curator living and working out of Charlotte's Historic West End. He is a founding leadership team member of Charlotte Lab School, a K-9 charter school that was founded in 2015. A multi-faceted artist, Ricky is a graffiti-based muralist who utilizes canvases, pots, bags, sneakers, and more to share narratives of empowerment, unity, and color in his community and around the city. Originally from New York City, he moved to Charlotte almost a decade ago and has led and facilitated many art projects. He is driven to work with the city to create community-based projects that empower marginalized groups, furthering the mission of the #BeattiesFordStrong mural project, and finding ways to lift up #CharlotteYouth voices.