“Out of view of the high art world and the hip gallery scene comes this heartening story of unlikely partners in middle America working together to reexamine their histories, celebrate what makes their towns unique, and imagine their futures in the form of monumental community murals. Called to Walls is a thoughtful and uplifting film that not only leaves viewers reassessing their notions of art, but also with an itch to go out and do it themselves!”
"Called to Walls is an uplifting, entertaining, heartwarming and deeply intelligent model not only for creating murals but for sparking community dialogue. Unrecalled histories surface to challenge small towns' self images. Tornado survivors rebuild. Multicultural conflicts are resolved. Who could fail to be impressed by the joy and dedication the film displays on the way to imagining a better world?" -- Lucy R. Lippard, author of Get the Message? A Decade of Art for Social Change.
"I love this work as it is exactly my practice from community meetings, to historical and contemporary research, to community engagement and design team formation. In light of all the awful new “branding” and “throw-up” murals here in Los Angeles it made my day and gave me hope about the future of muralism.” -- Judy Baca, muralist & artistic director & founder of Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC).