City of Hope: Mural Documentary
Back in December of 2018, the artistic collective known as the Cleveland Skribe Tribe (CST) converged at Cuyahoga Community College’s Metro Campus to complete a mural for the school’s new campus center. Overall, our goal wasn’t to just produce an award-winning, memorable mural (which I believe we did!). It was also important to us that we document and share the process of developing the project while sharing the stories of the artists involved.
This sleepless, weeklong project would be captured, edited and produced by Atlanta photographer and film visionary Artemus Jenkins (Christmas In July 1982 on YouTube). I’ve known Artemus for over ten years as creative colleagues under the City of Ink collective in Atlanta (@CityOfInk). Over that time span, we’ve collaborated on smaller projects while always talking about working on a “big project” at some point in our careers. For me, the City of Hope mural was that big project, and I made sure I wrote him into the budget. I needed his gift of storytelling through the lens and knew he’d deliver something we’d be proud of.
The City of Hope documentary will be screened as part of a public event in conjunction with Tri-C Metro Campus. The mural artists (Sano, DayzWhun and myself, Mister Soul) and documenter Artemus Jenkins will all be available to participate in a panel discussion and Q&A to talk about the process.
We invite you to join and participate! Refreshments will be served. For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
CITY OF HOPE: MURAL DOCUMENTARY SCREENING | 5-8PM WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18
DOORS OPEN 5PM | EVENT STARTS 6PM
Tri-C Metropolitan Campus Center, Room 201, located south of Community College Avenue at East 30th Street
CLEVELAND SKRIBE TRIBE