Art is the universal language, it should be everywhere!
- The Heavy
"Once upon a time"
Myrtle alley project 2021
The Heavy connected with Local home owners, the Inez Lopez family to help resolve conflict with Park Town apartments. This project was developed to help beautify the Myrtle neighborhood in efforts to create a safe, clean, friendly environment for the Pacific Park neighbors. Through the beautification of the wall spaces artist hoped to create a sense of unity and pride in neighborhood to help increase the communities dignity. Hoping to increase cleanliness and create a safe space for both home owners and apartment residents. Feel free to check it out! Located off Myrtle and Hickory st. in Santa Ana
A GIFT TO THE COMMUNITY
SANTA ANA, CA
Artist partner with IMG construction to resolve an issue with ongoing Vandalism and promote unity during the covid Lockdown. The Mural was created to inspire a sense of inner hope & peace through the 2020 pandemic. This desire birthed the mural "Inner Self," a colorful mother earth figure meditation in a garden full of natural elements. Mexican elders say Huitzilopochtli guided the Aztec’s long migration through the valley of Mexico and thus the hummingbird is the symbol of strength in life's struggle to elevate consciousness - to follow your dreams. This mural was developed by The Heavy Collective, Bud Herrera and Kimberly Duran. It is location off of Grand & Calle Cuatro in Santa Ana California.
"FUN IN THE SUN"
"FUN IN THE SUN"
NEIGHBORHOOD CLEAN UP
KOREATOWN, LOS ANGELES CA
Artist collaborate with K-town neighbors in Los Angeles neighborhood. Mural "turtle island" is created to create a safe, fun environment for the alley way. Image depicts a floating turtle with "lady luck" traveling and guiding the way.
The Heavy collective collaborate with Good Neighbors art space in Koreatown Los Angeles. They work along side local artist in K-town and neighbors to use art to clean up the alley ways used to commute on a daily basis. These spaces create and outdoor art gallery setting for the local neighborhood.
INVESTING IN ARTIST GRANT PROJECT
SANTA ANA, CA 2018
The Heavy Collective received a grant from the Arts and Culture office to create Public art projects with the community. They utilized these funds to collaborate with the youth in Santa Ana to create open dialogue on what should be created on the mural. The students from OCHSA High school joined the artist in the dialogue and birthed the image "Reincarnaction." A celebration of life highlighting the Dia de los muertos in Santa Ana.
COMMUNITY ART WALL
FUNDED IN PART BY THE INVESTING IN ARTIST GRANT
Artist are awarded multiples grants by the City of Santa Ana's Art & Culture office to develop more art and culture in the community that are inspired by History and Culture. They utilize these funds to build a wall that is accessible to the public and create rotating murals. The first mural created was "Chinatown burning" an homage to the burning that took place off 3rd and Bush street where the wall currently sits. In 1906 Santa Ana deliberately burned down the Chinatown and let a man die all due eminent domain. This project helped to create an art alley space in Downtown Santa Ana to invite the community, visitors and creators to interact with the wall an pay homage to the history of the area.
ORANGE COUNTY THERAPEUTIC ARTS
2016 - 2017
Artist Kimberly Duran working alongside OCCTAC and SAUSD to provide innovative, artistic, educational and therapeutic programs that inspire and transform children, at-promise youth, adults and their families to fulfill their highest potential.
OCCTAC arts center is the first and only organization in Orange County offering unique programming that combines the arts, academics, and creative therapies to help children, youth and adults realize their highest capabilities.
Through teaching art at several Elementary schools in Santa Ana ages K-6th grade, Artist Kimberly Duran walked students through planning ideas, mural masters, art history, philosophy and developing quarterly exhibitions at each campus.