Mana Public Arts Launches Book with Panel at Museum of Graffiti in Miami


Mana Public Arts (MPA), a privately-funded real estate program supporting public art, announces the launch of a new book this Saturday at the Museum of Graffiti. The book captures the diversity and vibrancy of street murals by internationally acclaimed artists in two U.S. cities where MPA operates – Miami and Jersey City, New Jersey. Spanning over 300 pages, the book showcases a range of graffiti, street art, and mural works supported and presented by MPA over the past decade, reflecting their dedication to enhancing communities through public art.

This book is a collaborative effort between Kurt Boone and Daniel Sacks, melding Boone’s renowned talent as an author and street photographer with Sacks’ expertise in art business and performance art. The graphic design by Josefina Modeste is both clean and open, accompanying a multi-faceted visual narrative of the streets that is presented throughout the book.

Essays from four notable figures in the street art and graffiti world provide a deeper understanding of the evolution and changing nature of the graffiti/street art/mural art scenes in Miami and Jersey City, as well as context and educational insight into the program. Contributors include cultural critic Carlo McCormick, Brooklyn Street Art’s Steven P. Harrington, Museum of Graffiti’s Alan Ket, and UP Magazine’s T.K. Mills.

Saturno. Mana. Wynwood, Miami. 2019

Established in 2014, MPA is an offshoot of Mana Contemporary Arts Center. The mural program says that it is devoted to creating large-scale, site-specific installations by artists worldwide. Mana aims to reinvigorate neighborhoods, celebrate cultural diversity, foster empathy, offer educational opportunities, initiate dialogue, and amplify marginalized voices.

Book Launch Event at the Museum of Graffiti

Join us for the book launch event on December 9th at the Museum of Graffiti in Miami’s Wynwood District, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. The evening will feature a panel discussion with esteemed art world figures such as Kurt Boone, Carlo McCormick, T.K. Mills, Jason Naylor, Risa Boogie, Hec1, Buff Monster, Steve Harrington, and moderator Daniel Sacks. If you’re interested in attending, please email cece@feinbergpr.com to be added to the guest list.

Several artists. Mana. RC Cola Factory. Wynwood, Miami. 2018
Several artists. Mana. RC Cola Factory. Wynwood, Miami. 2018
Dragon77. Detail. Mana Jersey City Main Campus. Jersey City, New Jersey.
Shepard Farey. Mana – The Ice Factory. New Jersey, 2015. (photo courtesy of Mana Public Art Works)
Elle. Mana – Miami Mural Fest ’21. (photo courtesy of Mana Public Art Works)
1UP Crew. Mana – Miami Mural Fest ’21. (photo courtesy of Mana Public Art Works)

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