Wall Words: 
The Clean Up
Oakland Super Heroes Mural Project
Attitudinal Healing Connection, Inc. (AHC) has raised $48,000 since December but we still have far to go! Our goal is to raise $100,000 more by February 28th! With your help we can make this dream a reality.

Here's an update and please spread the word!
Attitudinal Healing Connection
Roger, from Conscious Construction and a local artist, takes great pride in helping clean the walls
January 31, 2014
Finally after months of planning, Attitudinal Healing Connection, Inc. (AHC) began production on January 14th on the second of seven murals to be completed as part of the Oakland Super Heroes Mural Project. Conscious Construction, a local West Oakland based construction company, brought their crew and equipment to orchestrate the cleaning of the 2,500 square foot concrete wall under the 580 Freeway on Market Street last week. The painting of this mural commences the second of our four phases of the Mural Project, which encompasses the creation of the second mural and the designing and painting of the third mural to cover both sides of the underpass. 

Commuters of all transportation modes stopped and stared to watch the clean up crew pressure clean graffiti, pollution and debris off the wall and ground from Tuesday morning well into the afternoon.  An Oakland resident driving by stopped to express his excitement and gratitude for the creation of "another amazing mural". All day long, people from the community that walked by thanked us for cleaning and inquired about what would cover these once muted walls.


With this major step completed, our team of artists along with local youth will begin beautifying the space by bringing inspiration and hope through artistic expression. 




Over the next five weeks our vision will take form on the wall in vibrant forms and colors. Oakland students from the ArtEsteem Visual Art class in the Eagle Village Afterschool Program at Westlake Middle School have developed the mural's super hero characters, fighting for social justice and solving problems in their communities and conceptually designed the mural. Lead Artist, Refa Dennis, then integrated all of these super heroes in a grand visual dialogue. 


This mural will transform the space by giving meaning and intention to an otherwise disassociated and divested part of the city. It will not only impact the lives of all those who pass by but will profoundly empower and influence the concepts of what is thought possible by the middle school ArtEsteem Visual Art students. This project allows them to see their ideas, hopes and dreams inspire the West Oakland community by artistically solving three of the most pervasive issues plaguing Oakland: violence, blight and graffiti.

Help us restore hope and positively transform Oakland from the inside out by making a donation today! Stay tuned for our next update and newsletter, Wall Words: Paint Don't Wait!



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