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Community Art

Community art projects are an effective way to give collective representation to a location and also develop teamwork. When we come together, share ideas and visions, we can construct harmonious environments and create as a team. Communal art projects include interior and exterior art projects. The projects can be murals, drawings, sculptures, improvised and planned performances and wide variety in between. 


Art in public and communal spaces has the ability to transform communities by directing the appearance of any given environment. When these communal works of art are created they represent a multitude of perspectives and a collective expression is developed bringing a more broad and inclusive creation to form. Through participatory art projects a sense of team is developed by the participants and sense of pride in the work of art itself is a result. With no one person to be credited with the creation of the artwork, the artwork becomes a powerful symbol of what can be accomplished when we come together and create collectively.


Matte Refic has been facilitating community art projects as a means to enhance communities, share ideas, create relationships, find commonalities, and at times even help alleviate traumas within these environments.


Participatory art projects have been facilitated by Matte Refic in environments ranging from inner city and rural communities, elementary, middle, and high schools, universities, mental health facilities, as well as prisons at all levels of security. 


Matte has received numerous grants to create these projects within communities and been hired to facilitate group projects by businesses to facilitate teamwork and skill building. 


If you are interested in working with Matte Refic to create a communal work of art please contact them with any questions, comments or inquiries. 


Collaboration with input from dozens of community members funded by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment addressing the biggest health issues in our community, Mental health and obesity.

Pueblo Strong

Collaborative piece between all of the high schools in Pueblo commemorating the 2020 school year and the affects Covid19 had on the school year.


Community engagement piece funded by Kaiser Permanente highlighting the affect of suicide and drug overdose within the city of Pueblo.


Community engagement piece funded by Kaiser Permanente highlighting the affect of suicide and drug overdose within the city of Pueblo.


Collaborative mural with clients at the Southern Colorado Harm Reduction Association working through the struggles with addiction through art.

Rise Above

Collaboration with Rise Above and community addressing the issues of drug abuse and neglect within the community

South High Music Class

Collaborative mural with students of the music program to add color to the music room.

Court House

Mural painted in the Courthouse with probationers as part of an innovative art program within the court system.


A collaboration involving 20 community members of the Dog Patch Neighborhood to highlight the positive aspects of the community


A collaborative mural involving numerous clients with disabilities.

Harrison School

Collaboration with Harrison School in Canon city with the all middle school art classes learning to paint murals.


Collaboration with Risley Middle School addressing mental health and how to move through emotions with art.


collaboration for "Seedlings" festival at PPCC addressing social issue with students of the art program.

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