The Community Rejuvenation Project cultivates healthy communities through beautification, education, and celebration. We achieve this mission through experiential programs that promote professional development, artistic and cultural expression, and community empowerment.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Teasers and Close-Ups

CRP is blessed to work really excellent photographers. The following are photos from 41st and International taken by Mike 360 and Dora Chavarria, both of whom have been contributing to the walls in many ways. This project has been a true labor of love and has been created meticulously over the last two months. These are some of the details from the project as it moves closer to completion. Enjoy!

Monday, March 28, 2011

41st and International Part II

The mural progresses...

The universe is meticulously painted with tons of details, vast clouds, and small nebulas and galaxies. Then North and South America are plotted as constellations. You will also see some preliminary photos of the outlines by aerosol master Vulcan and P.H.A.S.E.2 (painted by Mike 360 and Desi) appearing on top of the cosmos.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

41st and International Part I

In February, CRP started work on one of its largest endeavors, a two-block long mural on the Smart and Final building at 41st and International. The theme for the mural was Peace & Dignity. It is inspired by the Peace and Dignity runners who make the incredibly long journey from the northern and southern-most points of the continent and meet on the Bridge of the Americas in Panama to heal the damage caused by the cutting of the Panama Canal. This powerful prayer is intended to re-unite the indigenous peoples of North and South America.

In Oakland, North and South also have been divided into gangs, Nortenos, Surenos, and Border Brothers. Our prayer is for both the entire continent and for our community to heal those differences with Peace and Dignity.

We will be posting several slideshows of photos starting with the beginning of the mural until its completion.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Jennifer's Piece

Doing this piece I did have a few difficulties, my hands got numb and it was hard to keep the can straight.I couldnt keep the can straight because I dont have that much experience, but I managed to keep it pretty straight. I also had a hard time fixing it because I would mess up a little, In the end imanaged to fix it and I think I could have done better if I had more practice. I feel that I did pretty good because I'm proud of what my piece looked like and in the end I did end up with paint on my hands because I would try to not make it drip.

Saturday, March 5, 2011


This was my first piece but it wasn't the first time I used a spray can. I thought it was coming out good at first but then I think I messed it up when I started to do the outline on the outside. I could have done better but I needed more practice on controling the spray can. I liked the colors and the background but I need to practice more on doing the outlines. What I can do better next time is think more about what I am going to do for my piece. After all, I am excited to do my next piece.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Gabe's First Piece

it was crazy cool. i got paint all over me. it was hard and very cool. i cant wait to go out with des and the guys and i cant wait. so when i go to do my next piece, i will know what to do. I cant wait to do my next one. i hope des and the guys help me out with my paintin and i hope i get it right next time. so i know now what to do.

photos by JJ