School Board President Mónica García Honors Branded Arts (06-25-19)
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School Board President Mónica García Honors Branded Arts
School Board President Mónica García today recognized Branded Arts and its founder, Warren Brand for inspiring art projects that highlight education, social justice, inclusivity, community service and creating thinking. The presentation was made during a meeting of the Board's Committee of the Whole.
“Through the hard work and dedication of Warren Brand and Branded Arts, our schools are homes to beautiful works of art that inspire our school community,” President García said. “I am incredibly impressed by this organization, its people and their ability to raise awareness through their murals. We are proud of this unique partnership and grateful for the collaborative efforts to lift and embrace our communities through art.”
In its partnership with Los Angeles Unified, Branded Arts spearheaded the creation of large-scale murals at Maya Angelou Community High School and RFK Community Schools. The projects highlight the organization's efforts to incorporate education, social justice, inclusivity, community service and creating thinking.
"The power and impact of public art plays a significant role in all communities," Mr. Brand said. "Art heightens our awareness of ourselves and other people. It cultivates virtues, spreads goodwill and motivates us to broaden our perspectives. Our goal is to continue our ongoing partnership with Los Angeles Unified. Our aim is to send an inspirational message through our art projects, to give everyone a creative outlet and to always display positive content and imagery."