Living Concrete is a graffiti event and mural on OMCA’s Oak Street Plaza. The Plaza currently houses a giant-size blackboard. On January 21, 2012, that blackboard (520 square feet) will become a mural for four Oakland graffiti artists: Ras Terms, Safety First, Resta, and Tecka.
The artists will paint from 11 am to 5 pm, with live DJ music. The event is free; admission charge applies for gallery entrance.
The mural design draws on Oakland’s diversity and history, and references iconic posters in OMCA’s political poster collection. The artists will collaborate, with Resta and Tecka working under the mentorship of Ras Terms and Safety First. They’ll use a traditional graffiti style and a combination of brush and aerosol paint. Scroll down to see a preliminary sketch.
Living Concrete is guest-curated by Kristi Holohan of Rock Paper Scissors Collective and produced by the Oakland Standard.
At the Oakland Museum of CA…