Murals are a special kind of art form. They create a narrative sometime too complex to be captured by words. Sometimes they’re about beauty, sometimes about struggle, often about both. The Kulture Klub Mural Project is one that will encompass the journeys of homeless youth in MN in their pursuit to create a greater life for themselves.Read More
If the scrambled thoughts and opinions of a young on-the-road-to-being educated Latina in relation to community & art interest you at all, follow this blog! It’ll be great.
Art seems to be labeled as risky business. Sometimes just as a risk. Take that whichever way you will. As a first generation, low income, Latina college student it was hard to take it as a good thing. I was super set on studying Architecture (a recurring plan I've found among my fellow Latinx Art Students to ease the minds of their parents). I got in to the Architecture and Design school at the University of Minnesota. But then I got accepted to USC (Southern California, not Carolina). It's a great school, except I got accepted as "Undeclared", so whatever major I ended up choosing I'd have to apply first. I spent a lot of time wondering if I made the right choice in choosing to go to one of the extremes of the continent to be an undeclared student, when I had it pretty much made here at home.
Anyways, during my first year I explored architecture and took some classes before applying to the architecture school. But I quickly realized I enjoyed the creating aspect of it much more than everything else. I took a Housing Design class in which we got to visit crazy mansions and write about the architectural features and design. I took another class called “The Architect’s Sketchbook” where I drew many buildings. My drawings only got better, and the advice I received from architecture students was always negative (even though I’m sure they still love what they do….) SO I landed in the happy medium of Design and Urban Planning, because the cool thing about college is you can study more than one thing at a time.
Now, I’ve just wrapped up my 2nd year of undergrad and I got this cool internship. If I had a title, it would probably be something along the lines of “Marketing Assistant”. I take pictures, document events and upkeep this bangin' blog.
Goodspace is the perfect mix of art, design, and everything else that matters to me.
That’s a bit about me. I welcome you in joining me on this summer long journey as I explore Minneapolis and the greater Twin Cities area, immerse myself in some unique and beautiful communities, and help make some AMAZING murals.