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Paint For The Cure

It was my pleasure to work with Mrs. G’s and the Susan G. Koman Foundation. Myself and 5 selected students painted fridges to raise awareness for breast cancer awareness.

Featured in Trenton Times
Featured in Trenton Times

Completed Fridge
My Completed Fridge


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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Interviewed on Madlights Blog

ML:  Can you tell us a little bit about the backdrop here?

LR:  The “Big Head” was a real fun piece for me. I love incorporating the environment into my pieces. I came around the corner taking a pee break one day and I was like damn those windows could be glasses.

ML:  What influences your art the most?

LR:  I think that my environment really influences my art. Living in an urban place like Trenton keeps things real for me.  I try to keep a little grit in all my pieces.  Also, painting with different people really teaches me a lot.  I have learned most of what I know from other graffiti artists.

ML:  Do you enjoy collaborating with other artists?

LR:  I really like to collaborate with different artists.  It makes it fun and when done well it brings the strengths and styles of different artists together to create a stronger piece of art than could be done alone. One thing I have learned from years of collaborating is that not everyone can work together.  It helps to have similar artistic visions or a willingness to be open minded and adaptive.


Jersey Fresh 2010 Wrap Up!

Yo the jam was nuts! Best yet in my opinion. Thanks to my crew, Vicious Styles..For all the hard work behind the scenes.. Demer, Azma, Kasso, Delve, Mek, Pro,Ras & Col.
To all the crews That came Out..PFE, Bronx Team, Sage Collective, SM, MTA, Fresh Collective, 1134, KGB, SCK, FUA, ATC..
Thanks to all the Performers: Wise Intelligent, Black Collar, Roebus One, Surg and Hellfire, Rhymageddon, Rek, Hustle MC, Heroes Annoymous, The Funktastiiks, Timid Roosevelts, To Live and Die in NJ,esecially the DJ..and any I missed..
Sponsors: Albus Cavus, Content Trenton,Destination Trenton, Frank 151, MicroJazz, Dentz Design..Terracycle for being such gracious hosts.


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