GCAP GW Arts Program
G-CAP stands for GoggleWorks Community Arts Program. The program involves area youth aged 14 to 19, under the direct supervision of two GoggleWorks artists, in the design and production of a public art project which enhances the community. The program also teaches students valuable skills in job training. Students are hired and compensated by the Arbor Education and Training. The students are lead by a GoggleWorks artist to create plans, drawings and designs to submit for approval to the client who will be host of the project. After approval, the students and the artist construct the project. G-CAP is designed to involve youth in collaboration and teamwork to complete a project and build self-respect; to enhance a public space with a work of art; and to teach employment skills to teenagers.
The Summer 2010 G-CAP program is currently underway. GoggleWorks artist Dan Gorman and assistant artist Andrew Ward are leading the project which will be a transportation themed mural on the Inter-City bus station on Court Street in Reading.
The 8 week project is made possible by the Berks County Community Foundation.
The design for the mural has been approved and the students are currently in the process of painting the panels. The panels will be installed in the coming weeks and the mural will be completed by late August.
Summer 2010 G-GAP Mural Site
Site of the 2010 G-CAP mural project, the Inter-City Bus Terminal, Court Street side, Reading PA