Teaching artist, Peyton Scott Russell’s earliest memories as a child were making art and being creative. This continued into high school where he discovered graffiti art from the film Style Wars in 1984. This consumed his art interest. As a Bush Fellowship recipient, 2012-14, Peyton formed SPRAYFINGER. This is a program used for teaching, Graffiti: The Art of Creative Lettering, to youth, adults, seniors and the community at large. Peyton talks about his experience teaching a visual arts program at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA), part of Aroha Philanthropies’ Seeding Vitality Arts Initiative.
Graffiti artist, Peyton Scott Russell, taps into the interests of older adults through his eight week visual arts program offered at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and selected through Aroha Philanthropies’ Seeding Vitality Arts initiative.