Local artist wins grant to fund typography murals.
Baylor at work in his old studio on the ground floor of the Marshall Building. Photo by Adam Ryan Morris.
The TypeFace Project has recently been named as a recipient of a Joyce Awards Grant to bring public art in the form of typographical murals to four local urban neighborhoods. The project is a collaboration between local artist Reginald Baylor and ART Milwaukee and will use "unused, boarded-up architectural icons along high-traffic areas in four low-income Milwaukee neighborhoods" as "canvases."
These neighborhoods include Layton Boulevard West, Sherman Park, Lindsey Heights and Harambee.
For the last ten years, Joyce Award Grants have been distributed to foster new art in communities from Milwaukee (Baylor has won the grant before), to Cleveland and Detroit. Other winners of the 2013 awards include Emily Johnson in collaboration with the University of Minnesota on the third installment of performance that includes dance, volunteerism and storytelling; Seitu Jones's half-mile long dinner; and and performance by Eduardo Zuñiga that includes dance and public art.