Blue Ridge Juvenile Detention- BRJDC

In the winter of 2022, the Charlottesville Mural Project was asked to work in collaboration with students of Blue Ridge Juvenile Detention and mural artist Jae Johnson. With the help of a grant from the VCA, the students were able to work together with their art teacher Rayne MacPhee. The work was created to respond to the increase in gun violence in Charlottesville. The students in the art class aimed to create a mural that reflected what community recovery looks like from their perspective as incarcerated individuals from the area. We worked with 20 students on this project, and the final murals, a testament to their dedication and creativity, now adorn Charlottesville High School, serving as powerful expressions of hope and resilience.

Artists: Jae Johnson and students


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