Local artist Danielle O'Malley, collaborates with kids, ages 2 to 15, to create this educational community mural project. She paints a tiny piece along the top, while sectioning off the rest of the paper into 5 x 5 inch squares. Each kid gets to paint a square, with whatever they'd like, until the whole page is filled. Collaborative art making builds creativity and community, teaching kids how to work together, to create together. The paintings on display were created in collaboration with the Chabot Science Center and the Bay Area's Maker Faire.
Danielle O'Malley is a traveling muralist and interdisciplinary artist, based out of Oakland. Inspired by folklore, '90s cartoons, femininity, and the occult, her work weaves sugarcoated cutesy kitsch with the odd and macabre to create a world that is equally inviting and perturbed. Since graduating from the California College of Arts in 2010, she’s painted murals and participated in exhibitions internationally. She utilizes printmaking, painting, collage and found objects to create shadowboxes, life-size playhouses, 'zines, and street art.
This exhibit features three of the collaborative murals, as well as select works by O'Malley.