Contemporary artist Shepard Fairey speaks on reaching out to youth through art.
The New York CityKids organization is a non-profit youth development program that brings together young adults in inner-city communities. Under the theme “A Positive Thought Cannot Be Denied,” CityKids worked with contemporary artist Shepard Fairey last month to organize a series of murals and expression of ideas on issues of social justice. These topics ranged from teen violence to environmental and education-related issues; the participating youth were encouraged to build on Fairey’s street-art aesthetic to share their perspective through art.
Fairey shared his thoughts with PSFK regarding the importance of reaching out to youth in addressing these larger cultural problems. Watch Shepard talk about the project in the video below: