Upon hearing the name 'The Walls Project', many immediately think of the nearly 130 vibrant, eye-catching murals and art installations spanning the Greater Baton Rouge Area.
Casey Phillips, Executive Director and founder of TWP, has been the man behind the curtain for the mural arts program since its inception in 2012. But as TWP works to expand the reach of the #OneRouge Coalition, founded amidst the 2020 pandemic to combat the 9 Drivers of Poverty as a community, Casey is excited to pass the mural arts torch to Morgan Udoh, TWP's new Public Art Program Coordinator.
In addition to being a former K-5 educator, Morgan, a graduate of Xavier University (Ohio) with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., is also a talented mixed media artist and small business owner.
With over 10 years of public service, including teaching, serving on the Scotlandville Saturdays planning commission, Charter board membership, eXchange Foundation founding membership, fundraising for Orphans of Rwanda, Upward Bound mentorship, and Big Buddy Program teacher leadership, Morgan consistently displays dedication to inclusivity, community, and leveraging grassroots resources for the benefit of the Baton Rouge Community.
Morgan looks forward to merging community placemaking and arts expansion within schools across the city:
Art is an often underrated medium for education. When implemented with care, it has the power to challenge biases, encourage hope, illuminate history, jumpstart creative solutions, and uplift economies. My hope is that the next 5 years of the public arts program sees a radical expansion of art as an educational vehicle for community transformations.
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