Sister Cities International Mural Exchanges

One: Chicago - Toronto

Sister Cities Toronto-Chicago Mural Exchange, pictured detail of Kirsten McCrea / HelloKirsten’s “Listen to Learn,” Chicago 2019

Sister Cities Toronto-Chicago Mural Exchange, pictured detail of Kirsten McCrea / HelloKirsten’s “Listen to Learn,” Chicago 2019

Beginning in 2018 and continuing indefinitely, I began working with Sister Cities International to produce mural exchanges between Chicago street artists and artists from Chicago’s more than 30 Sister Cities. The Toronto exchange was completed 2018-2019 between Justus Roe who painting this bride in Toronto and Kirsten McCrea / Hello Kirsten who completed this mural in downtown Chicago. Click the pic below to see the culminating celebration.

Two: Chicago - Casablanca

Sister Cities Casablanca-Chicago Mural Exchange, pictured detail of Sam Kirk with Jenny Q’s “Sister Cities,” Casablanca 2018

Sister Cities Casablanca-Chicago Mural Exchange, pictured detail of Sam Kirk with Jenny Q’s “Sister Cities,” Casablanca 2018

The Casablanca exchange is underway. Sam Kirk with Jenny Q completed the work pictured above in Casa in spring 2018. Moroccan artist Dynam is coming to Chicago fall 2019 to paint a mural for the Wabash Arts Corridor. Sam and Dynam’s work is featured here in this Casablanca street art roundup from 2018.

Below photos from the incredible mural installation on the Atlantic Ocean and my first curatorial project in North Africa.