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ARTIST and Social Change Warrior

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Climb Loughery’s digital scaffolding and See the stories and hear the art..with Artist Loughery through her award winning WAYFINDER ART Mural Projects that have left legendary projects behind that engaged thousands of people of all ages to her massive art walls. Podcasts, speaking engagements and Wayfinder Art workshops are just some of the platforms Artist Loughery uses to engage and include others in art for social change.

Loughery’s studio work is evocative and story telling and has expanded to collectors world wide

Mural Process  with Master Muralist Michelle Loughery

The goals and impacts of A Michelle Loughery Wayfinder Mural or Installation project are multi-layered. The process provides structured by creative activities within a familiar setting: one’s own community in a collaborative community process. The process allows participants to develop artistic abilities, learn about history and community themes, social change, articulate ideas, work in groups, develop an idea into a cohesive visual message, and bring their voices and vision to their own streets. In addition, the project’s “product”-the mural itself- becomes a trophy of a polished and concrete achievement and art in community inclusive action. The project also impacts the greater community: youth, elders and friends of all nationalities and cultures, sponsors , local businesses, and the very people in the community take pride in a project well done, make contributions and engage in discussion about the work. Finally, the murals beautify bleak, dangerous or abandoned corners of the city. 

Community mural making process and consulting with Michelle Loughery

Each project lasts three to six weeks during which time, Loughery spends (1) targeting and organizing the group; (2) providing background in the history of mural making; and scale and theme importance (3) leading brainstorming sessions; (4) composing a design based on ideas, photos, drawing and brainstorming art and funding procurement sessions; (5) choosing a site and preparing the wall; (6) painting the mural; or hiring a professional muralist and (7) finally presenting and articulating themes developed at an opening celebration. 

Loughery is sensitive to the needs of each group and tailors teaching methods and approaches to that group; all projects are facilitated based on principles of collective self-help. With each project we continue to evaluate, revise and hone the mural making process. 

The goals and impacts of Loughery’s projects are multi-layered. The process provides structured by creative activities within a familiar setting: one’s own community. The process allows participants to develop artistic abilities, learn about history, articulate ideas, work in groups, develop an idea into a cohesive visual message, and bring their voices and vision to their own streets. In addition, the project’s “product”-the mural itself- becomes a trophy of a polished and concrete achievement. The project also impacts the greater community: parents, friends, neighbors and local businesses take pride in a project well done, make contributions and engage in discussion about the work. Finally, the murals beautify bleak, dangerous or abandoned corners of the city. 

The WAYFINDER ART Team is a group of professional artists that bring decades of talent and community arts engagements, art installations, experiences, and events to communities. This innovative collective is unique in creating interactive experiences for public and gallery environments and includes art in action for the audience. These creations leave inspirational stories, art experiences and spectacular community art pieces behind.

Led by artists Michelle Loughery, aj Jaeger and Stacey Phinnemore, their innovative approach to using art as an inspiration for social change and community building has deep roots in the society. Their art infrastructure and innovative actions have been evocative, award winning and globally community altering. The group takes an all-inclusive approach to diversity in culture and art. The focus is the integration of immigrants and long-time residence in the community.

Experience LOUGHERY’S ART, WAYFINDER ART ZOOM STUDIOS, WAYFINDER MURAL ART resources, blog reads and a podcast too.

AR:T ROUTE RADIO PODCAST

Destination Mural Town with Guest Dr. Karl Schutz E032 ART ROUTE Radio

In this episode of AR:T ROUTE Radio, Loughery and the famous Dr. Karl Schutz discuss murals, and the wow factor of project based mural work. Best Practices of the Global movement of Destination Mural Town are based in architecture, and the passion of community.   Hear the ART See the RADIO, take a listen to Destination Mural Town art road trip trailer with Dr. Karl Schutz from the ARTS Beetle! Dr. Karl Schutz http://www.kschutz.com Visionary: The Dr. Karl Schutz Story (Full Documentary)   https://fb.watch/ehj6gn5NCi/ Global Mural Association Link  The Chemainus Mural Project Link  AR:T ROUTE Radio … be connected follow  Artist Michelle Loughery Instagram   |   AR:T ROUTE Radio Instagram  |  AR:T ROUTE Radio The Creative Wayfinding Network |  Take it to the Wall Blog  | AR:T Route Radio Facebook Go see the The Sunflower Project's Year of the Sunflower and see how you can get involved – link Subscribe and follow, and donate to the podcast! Click here to Donate and support Wayfinder Projects and art stories on AR:T Route Radio  AR:T ROUTE Radio is an emerging canvas of immersive AR:T experience spots, art installations, mapped destination digital murals towns, with highlights of the hidden stories of Loughery’s and other artist’s work and the inspiring people you meet when painting on the streets.  Conversations about community art, social change, and so much more.   A 30-year mural pioneer, Master Artist Michelle Loughery has created numerous award winning mural projects, raised millions for communities through her innovative Wayfinder art program. Loughery is bringing stories of the power of community art to the digital wall. See the radio and hear the street art!  BIG ART, BIG WALLS, BIG STORIES!  Join our communities on Instagram and Facebook!   @artistmichelleloughery @artrouteradio  @artrouteblue  @thesunflowerproject.ca  AR:T ROUTE Blue music by Tanya Lipscomb. "We acknowledge that we work and gather in the northern part of the unceded Okanagan First Nation territory and that many descendants of the Suqnaquinx still live here.” © 2022 Michelle Loughery Productions. All Rights Reserved. 
  1. Destination Mural Town with Guest Dr. Karl Schutz E032
  2. Elvis Is On the Building with Master Muralist Michelle Loughery E031
  3. Wayfinder Mentorship with Guest Artist Hanako Nagao E030
  4. The Symbol of the Sunflower with Host Artist Michelle Loughery E029
  5. The Power of Film with Guest Actor-Filmmaker Ryan Boyko E028

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