Teen Mural Projects

Madison Public Library's Bubbler Making Justice mural residency projects

Young people are often expected to claim their own spaces, yet societal systems actively work against them. Often staying invisible is easier. Claiming space takes bravery, openness, and support. Yet, finding belonging within that space allows youth and their peers to thrive in their fullest forms.

In the murals projects below, Madison youth are sharing their experiences and voices while gaining skills and connections under a facilitated free-form model that focuses on building a relationship, allowing room for ideas to grow, and being ready for teens to take leadership roles at different points of the process. While all mural projects are collaborative and offer a large platform of unified voice, each project has a unique story and output due to being facilitated by a different teaching artist and being designed and created by the youth involved in the program or space at any given time.

Madison Public Library is committed to resourcing teens in an effort to meet their intellectual and creative needs while making space for their voices to be heard.


 

"WAVES OF CHANGE" by Sara Jordan, Gabrielle Javier-Cerulli & students @ Juvenile Court Shelter Home (Fall 2021)

picture of the "Waves of Change" mosaic mural at Dane County Juvenile Court Shelter Home

 

"METRO PANTHERS" by Audifax & students @ Dane County Jail (Fall 2021)

Picture of "Metro Panthers" mural created by Audifax and students at Dane County Jail

 

"I BELONG" by Audifax & students @ Juvenile Court Shelter Home (Summer 2021)

Picture of the "I Belong" mural created by Audifax and students at the Shelter Home

 

"CROWNS IN CHAOS" by Shiloah Coley & youth in the Deary Diary program (Summer 2021)

Picture of CROWNS IN CHAOS" mural by Shiloah Coley and youth in the Dear Diary program

 

"OPEN THE SKY" by Audifax & students @ Juvenile Court Shelter Home (Spring 2021)

"Open the Sky" mural by Audifax and youth from Juvenile Shelter Home

 

"DRIVEWAY MURAL" by Emida Roller, Shiloah Coley & students @ Juvenile Court Shelter Home (Summer 2020)

Madison Public Library's Bubbler Making Justice mural residency at Juvenile Court Shelter Home

 

"LOVE IS LEGACY" by Audifax & 8th grade students at Akira Toki Middle School (Winter 2020)

"LOVE IS LEGACY" mural by Audifax and Toki Middle School 8th graders

 

"INTAKE ROOM MURAL" by Jerry Butler & students @ Juvenile Detention Center (Winter 2019)

Making Justice mural residency with Jerry Butler

 

"LOOK WITHIN" by Audifax & students @ Juvenile Detention Center (Spring 2019)

Madison Public Library's Bubbler Making Justice "Look Within" mural residency with Audifax

 

"FOOD EXPLORED" by Peter Krsko & students @ Juvenile Court Shelter Home (Spring 2019)

Madison Public Library Bubbler Making Justice mural residency with Peter Krsko

 

"MADISON MURAL ALLEY" by 5 Artists and 5 Teen Groups in East Madison (Spring & Summer 2018)

Madison Public Library's Bubbler Mural Alley project

 

"INTAKE HALL MURAL" by Carlos Gacharna & students @ Juvenile Reception Center (Spring 2018)

Madison Public Library's Bubbler Making Justice juvenile detention center mural with Carlos Gacharna

 

"RISE" by Lesley Anne Numbers & students @ Juvenile Detention Center (Summer 2017)

Madison Public Library's Bubbler Making Justice "Rise" mural residency with Lesley Anne Numbers

 

"THE WELL OF BEING" by Chris Maddox and students @ Juvenile Detention Center (Spring 2017)

Madison Public Library's Bubbler Making Justice mural residency with Peter Krsko

 

"CLASSROOM MURAL" by Carlos Gacharna & students @ Juvenile Court Shelter Home (Spring 2017)

Madison Public Library's Bubbler Making Justice "Intake Cell" mural residency with Carlos Gacharna

 

"SUNNY HORIZONS" by Rodrigo Carapia & students @ Juvenile Detention Center (Winter 2016)

Madison Public Library's Bubbler Making Justice "Sunny Horizons" mural residency with Rodrigo Carapia

 

"WELCOME" by Rodrigo Carapia & students @ Juvenile Court Shelter Home (Winter 2015)

Madison Public Library's Bubbler Making Justice "Welcome" mural residency with Rodrigo Carapia

 

"PEACE PANELS" by Rodrigo Carapia & students @ Juvenile Detention Center (Winter 2015)

Picture of PEACE PANEL mural created by Rodrigo Carapia and students in three locations

 

"MURAL DESIGN 101" by Rodrigo Carapia & teens @ Goodman South Madison Library (Summer 2015)

Picture of three large paintings created by Rodrigo Carapia & teens in south Madison

 

"SCREEN PRINTING MURAL COLLAGE" by Lance Owens & teens at Goodman South Madison Library (Summer 2013)

Picture of screen printed collage mural by Lance Owens at teens in south Madison

 

"MOVIE COVERS" by Jesse Vieau & teens @ Goodman South Madison Library (Spring & Fall 2012)

Picture of 5 movie covers painted on 5ft x4ft art boards by teens in south Madison

 

"BOOK COVERS" by Jesse Vieau & teens @ Goodman South Madison Library (Spring & Fall 2011)

Picture of 5 different book covers painted on 5ftx4ft art boards by teens in south Madison.