Joe Mauro is a commercial and visual artist in the District of Columbia. He has over 20 years of experience producing street art, murals, and mixed-media art pieces. Joe uses a variety of media and techniques, including stencils, stickers, wheatpaste, spray paint, collage, hand-lettering, and printmaking. His artistic influences include artists such as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Cey Adams. Joe earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Tevon Ramos was destined to rap. He believes he was created to become the creator and destroyer of minds. Rapping is the method he uses to change the essence of everyone and everything. Knowledge is his inspiration. Everything from news about A-list celebrities to things the average person may not know feeds him. He believes his rap represents the multiverse, and everything in it, that his rhymes are always complex and make you want to think more about the meaning of life, “The words tend to change your perception of reality.”
Help us raise $5,000 to rent a 12-passenger van for a monthly creative economy tour of the District of Columbia, Alternative Winter Break tour and Alternative Spring Break tour.
We will take academy students to meet and learn from leader in the creative community outside of Hip-Hop.
Help us raise $4,000 to create new media.
#HipHop4All is a video production project inspired by our international travel. Many young hip-hop artists are learning from YouTube. Hip-Hop 4 All is our effort to create instructional videos that teach moves/methods, history, culture and impact. We believe it’s important to know the names of the innovators, the names of the techniques and to broadcast this to the world.
Cita Sadeli, also known as ‘Chelove’, is the multi-disciplined Founder/Director of Protein Media: an art, design & interactive company in Washington, DC and Brooklyn, NY. A practicing fine/street artist in the early 90’s DC graffiti scene, Cita’s skillset has since expanded into entrepreneurship, design, animation, interactive media, and technology innovation.
Protein Media is a private, minority and woman owned art and interactive studio with locations in Washington, DC and Brooklyn, NY. Since 1999, Protein Media has produced e-learning, animation, art for broadcast and film, web sites, applications for web and mobile, and interactive installations. We are also heavily involved in bringing art to under-served communities through collaborative mural projects and other initiatives.
Cita also serves as Creative Director at Spreenkler Creative, a technology innovation firm located in Milwaukee, WI and Brooklyn, NY. She is responsible for producing interactive solutions for enterprise level clients like Kohl’s, AOL, Adobe, and Amtrak.
In addition to her corporate design roles, Cita continues to create illustration, fine art, and large-scale paintings for commission, commercial projects and exhibition. She is responsible for creating the brand identity and marketing campaigns for DC’s popular Trillectro music festival, and has become a renowned mural artist in DC’s accelerating mural scene since 2011.