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New Morpheus Youth Project Mural

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Two figures in elaborate head dresses with a swirling orange background. Another figure, all in black, holds up a hand to point toward a a scene showing rural life.

There is a new mural at the New Market Theater building on SW Ash Street - one of the last projects to be completed by the Community Healing through Art initiative. The Morpheus Youth Project worked with Chicano artists Jesus Torralba and Manuel Villagran to paint a modern take on ancient Mesoamerican artistry. This mural will run at least through the summer. We hope you enjoy it.
The Morpheus Youth Project (MYP) has just closed their doors after ten years of impactful service in our community. MYP painted dozens of murals throughout Portland, hosted hundreds of performances in dance and spoken word, and facilitated thousands of arts and cultural workshops for youth, including with young people at the Multnomah County Juvenile Justice Center. You can see their farewell video message here.