"Welcome" Mural

"Welcome" Mural

Juvenile Court Shelter Home

During a one week residency over winter break, local artist Rodrigo Carapia worked with students at the Dane County Juvenile Shelter Home to transform some of their interior wall space near the building's entrance.

Rodrigo used content generated by students over several design sessions to put together this mural collage representative of the surrounding Atwood neighborhood. The image was anchored by the trees, the gardens and the basketball court, and new additions were added as conversations developed and more common themes and visuals began to resonate with the class.

This was would end up being the first mural of many teen mural projects the Bubbler resourced at the shelter home and detention center, and eventually in other pockets around the city.

Original wall before "Welcome" mural at shelter home

"Welcome" mural at shelter home