Semangat! Bangkit/Arise!

When Nano Warsono, Christopher Statton and I began working together three years ago to develop the title and theme Bangkit/Arise, we were thinking about the power of resilience and the belief that it is possible to rise together as a critical mass to demand and create a world rooted in compassion, justice, and equity. More […]

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Bangkit/Arise Yogyakarta Begins

CAMP’s international exchange and residency project with Yogyakarta Indonesia, Bangkit/Arise has begun. CAMP co-directors Megan Wilson and Christopher Statton arrived in Yogyakarta on July 26th to work with Yogyakarta artist and scholar Nano Warsono to prepare for the rest of the San Francisco/Bay Area crew to arrive on July 3rd: artists Shaghayegh Cyrous, Kevan Shovir, Jose […]

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Bangkit/Arise Team Building & Communications Workshop

In preparation for the upcoming international exchange and residency Bangkit/Arise, the Bay Area participants are working with Romie Landry MA, MFTi and her partner Greg to develop their team building, communication, and conflict resolution skills to help ensure that all participants feel safe and supported in the project. To date this work has been invaluable to […]

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Bangkit / Arise

Clarion Alley Mural Project is preparing to leave for Yogyakarta (pronounced Jogjakarta) Indonesia to begin the first phase of our latest international exchange and residency Bangkit/Arise. Bangkit/Arise is designed to foster discussions, understanding, and action on critical social/political issues facing our global communities today using art as a point of departure. Subjects to be addressed […]

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ARISE: The Power of Political Exhibition & Opening

Linking local, national, and international struggles and 70 years of the occupation of Palestine. Exhibition Dates: May 1st – 30th, 2018 Clarion Alley Mural Project, Art Forces, and AROC present ARISE! Power of Political Art, featuring political artworks from artists, collectives, and movements locally and globally over the past 50+ years, addressing the social/political crises […]

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And art speaks the truth …

 By Michael David dela Cruz Tan This is not exactly “out of the way”, but this is also not in every tourist’s must-visit list when in San Francisco. Not – I’d say – because it has no appeal whatsoever; but more because of where it is. We’re talking of Clarion Alley, is a small street […]

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Does the Art Belong to the Artist Anymore?

Censorship of Public Art in Northern California by Catherine Zhao Research paper for Dartmouth College What America was founded on and is the very basis of this country is freedom, especially the freedom of expression. Although we are allowed to talk freely about our dreams or practice our religions, the government still tends to suppress […]

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ARISE! Power of Political Art

–linking  local, national and international struggles and 70 years of the occupation of Palestine. ARISE! Power of Political Art is presented by Art Forces and Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP) and endorsed by Palestine Action Network.  The show features political artworks from artists, collectives, and movements locally and globally over the past 50+ years, addressing the social/political […]

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The Power of Street Art & Legal Precedence

LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens  — A New York judge has awarded $6.7 million to graffiti artists who sued after their work was destroyed on buildings torn down to make room for luxury condos. Federal Judge Frederic Block in Brooklyn noted Monday there was no remorse from the owner of the warehouse buildings. Twenty-one aerosol artists […]

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Can The Message Be Greater Than The Medium?

Mural by SF Poster Syndicate _________________________________________________________   By Christopher Statton As Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP) celebrates its 25th year, it is only fitting that our first mural of 2017 was entitled Cultivating Resistance, a collaborative project between CAMP and the SF Poster Syndicate. Depicted at the center of the image are communities standing together […]

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Arab Liberation Mural

Mission community unveils “Arab Liberation Mural” celebrating the lives of  five Arab leaders who fought against racism and all forms of oppression Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC) and Art Forces in collaboration with Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP) announce a new mural entitled “Arab Liberation Mural” that celebrates and honors the lives of five […]

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Clarion Alley Mural Project 25th Anniversary & Block Party!

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS! This year – 2017 – celebrates Clarion Alley Mural Project’s (CAMP) 25th Anniversary. So much has changed from our humble, scrappy beginnings when Mission District residents and artists Aaron Noble, Rigo 92, Tiana Pasztor, Mary Gail Snyder, Michael O’Connor, and Arcely Soriano decided to reach out to neighbors, businesses, and community elders to […]

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Block Party 2017

Clarion Alley Mural Project’s 25th Anniversary! Block Party Saturday October 21st 12pm – 10pm Press contact: [email protected] Poster by Doug Rhodes Since 1998 Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP) has been hosting an annual Block Party. Organized without corporate sponsorship, the event features live music, street performance, film and video projections, children’s activities and surprises to […]

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