Stein '88, of New York City, and Loewenstein '88, of Lawerence, Kansas, will use their $25,000 to involve two youth groups from diverse contexts to research, design, and paint a mural. High school students in New York City and Holcomb, Missouri, will collaborate via electronic communications on a co-researched, co-designed mural project that will be interpreted and painted in two separate sites. Each group will interpret the collective design and paint its own version of the mural.
Once the mural is painted in both locations, it will travel (both pieces as one mural) along with the video that documents its creation to museums, corporations, galleries, and educational facilities. After these travels, the mural will be installed. The section pained in Missouri will be installed in New York and the one painted in New York will be installed in Missouri. Both will constitute public works that are shared by the entire communities of both settings.