Triple Exposure Completes Mural Project
In December 2009, the Triple Exposure program at TYO launched a public art project to beautify the city of Nablus and engage children and youth from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. Over the past two years, the project has produced murals on the busy sidewalks of Faisal Street, the UNRWA schools in Balata, Askar, and el-Ein, and the TYO campus. Most themes of the murals were selected by the students themselves, including themes such as literacy, childhood play, art, community, environmental preservation, and education.
Thanks to the efforts of hundreds of Nabulsi students, TYO volunteers and interns, and art instructor Rimah, the project wrapped up its 20th mural this past Thursday, marking the completion of the project's original goal. The mural, which was inspired by African art and features playful silhouettes in many-colored patterns, was painted on the TYO campus and completed by youth from the surrounding neighborhood, Khallet al-Amood. Many of the youth involved are continuing their artistic development through art and photography classes at TYO this fall.