Robert de los Rios rattles off names from his phone, barely pausing for breath as reveals the artists participating in his next project.
Shelly Davidov Jose de Diego Middle School
"Ahol, 2 Alas, Axel Void, DFace, Evoca, FL. Mingo, Lebo, Luis Berros, Lister, MadSteez, Pixel Pancho, Santiago Rubino, Tava, Trek 6, Typoe..."
The Wynwood Map creator knows the canvas of this neighborhood, remembers its unpainted past before the words "outdoor museum" were ever used to describe it. Located only blocks away from the world-famous mural destination is Jose de Diego Middle School, where students in this thriving arts district have been without an art teacher for five years.
"This is Wynwood. It's unacceptable," says de los Rios inside the school. "You see they do what they can, but we're not. So we have to."More »