Visuals Blog: “Tides” Mural Debuts!

AS220 Youth Mural Crew’s summer project was finally unveiled at Tides Family Services’ 35th Anniversary Gala. The subject of the 3-panel painting, Tides’ founder Brother Michael Reis, took lots of photos in front of his likeness at the event, including one with Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo! The mural will be permanently installed at Tides…

Visuals Blog: Field Trip to Legendary Ink

Last Thursday, the Visuals apprentices visited Legendary Ink, the tattoo shop of Providence legend and former AS220 Youth Murals instructor John Bhogal’s tattoo shop. We heard about his career from his days as a graffiti artist to being hired as an apprentice and then staff member at AS220 Youth, to training at various local tattoo…

Visual Blog: Murals Behind the Scenes

AS220 Youth has been working profusely on an amazing mural, for a community foundation called Tides Family Services for their 35th anniversary and the retirement of their founder. The mural is a surprise so we can’t post pix until after it’s unveiled, but here’s a pic of the back.    This week we installed French…

Visuals Blog: Crew Takes a Mural Tour

On Thursday, AS220’s Visuals Crew walked through downtown Providence to view the different murals around the city. Each mural had a different style and were done by various artists such as Shepard Fairey, who went to RISD and is most known for his “Obey” brand. His mural on the back of AS220 displays the industrialization…