Alum Leon Rainbow Thanks Mercer for Helping Him Shape Colorful Art Career

West Windsor, N.J. – As one of Trenton’s premiere street artists, MCCC alumnus Leon Rainbow ’01 (A.A., Computer Graphics) has the joy of seeing his art prominently displayed on the walls of TerraCycle, a recycling center on New York Avenue. His vast portfolio also includes fine and commercial art, including commissioned pieces and murals for private homes. He was recently profiled in the summer 2011 edition of Princeton Magazine in an article entitled “Writing on the Wall” by Anne Levin. (Read article here.)

Rainbow vividly recalls playing with colorful Bristol Blocks as a young child under the watchful eye of his mother, whom he describes as “an artistic soul.” Years later, Rainbow’s creative inclinations really began to surface as he watched movies about subway graffiti such as “Beat Street,” “Style Wars,” and “Wild Style.” “I was hooked. Part of it was the colors,” he says.

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