LIVE Painting of the KDocsFF Alice Street Mural

LIVE Painting of the KDocsFF Alice Street Mural

Mural Production and Installation
February 15-17, 23-28 + March 1-3, 2023
First-floor lounge, Fir Building

Join a trio of muralists as they create a 25 foot mural that will be installed in the KPU Surrey Library.

Following their appearance on the Alice Street panel at KDocsFF 2022, Chilean studio painter/Oakland artist Pancho Pescador, Chicago-born aerosol artist Desi Mundo, and KPU Arts Artist and Writer-in-Residence Brandon Gabriel formed an enduring creative collaboration. The trio—in association with their KDocsFF co-panelists, anti-poverty advocate Jean Swanson and Alice Street director Spencer Wilkinson—is now set to paint a mural on the Downtown Eastside for the Vancouver Mural Festival in August. The mural’s potential location is on the Bruce Eriksen Building at the heart of community: Main and Hastings. In the meantime, the KDocsFF Alice Street Legacy Group is reuniting at KDocsFF 2023 on February 26th for an encore screening and discussion of Alice Street + Jean Swanson: We Need a New Map. During their return engagement, Desi, Pancho, and Brandon plan to paint a mural on the KPU Surrey campus. The mural will have a Coast Salish background with a series of images layered on top. It will pay tribute to KPU’s Indigenous peoples, cultural diversity, and inclusivity.

Our muralists will be painting live in the first-floor Fir Lounge, February 15-17, February 23-28, and March 1-3. All members of the KPU community are invited to stop by to observe Desi, Pancho, and Brandon engaged in their creative process.

KDocsFF Community Outreach is proud to be coordinating the mural’s installment on behalf of KPU.