You may have seen local artist and muralist Muhammad Yungai‘s murals in Castleberry Hill or on the corner of Sunset and Boone, or perhaps even in a school hallway.
“My years as an art teacher made me profoundly better as an artist, and accidentally gave my work more purpose. It became a calling, to add more color and warmth to the school that I worked, through small murals. My vibrantly colored murals depicting inspirational and diverse images of people of color adorn the walls in the hallways, classrooms, and lobbies ” Yungai said.
The teacher turned full time artist joined “City Lights” for a discussion on his art work.
This story was originally published with audio on WABE.org.