Philadelphia based muralist, Eric Okdeh, began creating public art in 1998. As part of his process, Eric has facilitated art and mural making workshops with teens and adults, and classes with men incarcerated at SCI Graterford Prison, and people in inpatient /outpatient recovery programs. These classes serve as a vehicle for skill building, leadership and teamwork exercises, which culminate with major mural projects. Eric has found that the most successful murals provide a sense of inclusion and accomplishment among its participants which empowers them to take ownership in the work. Eric has over 100 public art commissions throughout the Northeast United States, and murals in Hawaii, Spain, Jordan and Norway. His work is featured in seven books about Public Art.
This Lunchtime Lecture is sponsored by MICA's MFA in Illustration Practice.