College of Humanities & Fine Arts

IDEAS ON THE WALL: MURALS COURSE SHARES ART WITH THE PUBLIC

In art professor J. Pouwels’ “Public Murals” course, knowing how to cut through red tape is every bit as valuable as one’s skill with a paintbrush.

Through the process of pitching, commissioning, and completing projects, students learn a valuable lesson: There is much more to public art than the image.

Several high-profile murals throughout the North State have come from Pouwels’ first-semester course, taking shape in libraries, building exteriors, and the recently unveiled Cesar Chavez mural that now resides in City Hall. Click here for full article.