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Baton Rouge Walls Project (2014)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-11-01

Duration: 00:04:14

Subjects: Community arts projects | Mural painting and decoration


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Laudun, Tika Producer
  • Birkham, Kia Interviewee
  • Raby, Cindi Interviewee
  • Brown, Sarah Interviewee
  • Mellon, Julien Interviewee
  • Doucet, Malaya Interviewee
  • Johnson, Angela Interviewee


This segment from the November 1, 2014, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” features producer Tika Laudun’s profile of the Baton Rouge Walls Project, a summer youth employment program that pairs teenagers with artists from around the world to create and paint murals on the walls of blighted properties. She interviews: Kia Birkham, the Chief Service Officer with the Office of the Mayor-President in East Baton Rouge Parish; Cindy Raby, a student worker; Sarah Brown, LSU Graduate Student volunteer; Julien Mellon, a visiting artist; Malaya Doucet, a student worker; and Angela Johnson, a community member. Host: James Fox-Smith