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<h1 style="clear:both" id="content-section-0">The Ultimate Guide To Art &amp; Activism - The Art Institute of Chicago<br><img width="457" src="https://get.pxhere.com/photo/creative-road-street-paris-wall-advertising-graffiti-street-art-art-mural-concept-image-policy-opinion-1016760.jpg"><br></h1>

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<p class="p__0">"My objective with my art is to not offend, however more so to make you feel it. And if you dislike what you feel, I have actually done my task."Gracie Pekrul's Breonna Taylor photo, Gracie Pekrul shared this illustration of Breonna Taylor on June 5, the day that would've been Taylor's 27th birthday.</p>

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<p class="p__1">COURTESY OF GRACIE PEKRULGracie Pekrul is just 18, so she wasn't alive throughout the Rodney King trial and the response to the 1992 verdict. However Source lives in Simi Valley, California, where the event occurred. She understands the culture of her town needs to alter, and she desires to be part of the movement towards progress.</p>

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<p class="p__2">However she felt forced to do more than march. She made original art: drawings of the 17 victims, for which she composed brief bios. It took her more than 2 weeks, but she didn't wish to ignore the dead. There are a great deal of individuals to keep in mind. Pekrul just recently shared a picture of Breonna Taylor, a Black female who was fatally shot by cops in her apartment.</p>

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<h1 style="clear:both" id="content-section-1">7 Simple Techniques For 1,000 Murals: In Oakland, Revolutions Told Through Street Art<br></h1>

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<p class="p__3">Beyonce is one of numerous on Instagram who shared the image on what would've been Taylor's 27th birthday. "I knew constantly that I wanted to do art and I wasn't sure how that would manifest itself," says Pekrul, who just finished from high school. "When I entered into activism, I really felt like there was a moment of, 'This is my function.'"Stat's contribution to BLM mural, Teddy "Stat" Phillips contributed the letter I in a "BLACK LIVES MATTER" mural in Seattle.</p>

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<img class="featurable" style="max-height:300px;max-width:400px;" itemprop="image" src="https://bostonglobe-prod.cdn.arcpublishing.com/resizer/GA7PbcgbkH1zcDtON49ZeKGzMd4=/1440x0/cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/bostonglobe/V723PMO562CPNQ4DDMKNV6AGFU.jpg" alt="A mural promoting social justice is vandalized -- in less than a day - CNN"><span style="display:none" itemprop="caption">WALL\THERAPY focuses on activism in 2017 festival - Art - CITY NewsArts Life.</span>

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<p class="p__4">"For the Culture" is something Phillips, 31, says a lot. "It's truly for my forefathers. I desire to admire them as much as possible." That's why he consisted of the expression inside the giant "I" in the "Black Lives Matter" street mural in Seattle that results in the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, known as CHAZ.Teddy "Stat" Phillips made this illustration after seeing an old image of his mom, a nurse.</p>

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<p class="p__5">Teddy "Stat" Phillips made this illustration after seeing an old image of his mother, a nurse. THANKS TO TEDDY PHILLIPSKinship and activism go hand in hand for Phillips. He wants to follow the example of his grandfather, an activist who marched with Martin Luther King Jr., and show daily heroes like his mother, a nurse.</p>

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