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rainbow power

Artist: Artaic, Johanna Poethig, 
Location: Rainbow Recreation Center, 5800 International
Date Painted: 2021
Date Photographed: 2022
Description: kids playing, standing on surface of bubbles
Notes: More information on the artist’s site: and
Commissioned by the City of Oakland Public Art Program, Cultural Affairs Division, and the Economic & Workforce Development Department.
Tribute to Morrie Turner.

The installation includes a rainbow landscape that was inspired by the surface of bubbles, which creates a colorful backdrop for figures. These figures are based on photographs of the youth from the Rainbow Recreation Center and are connected through their playful gestures. Throughout the mural, there are colorful wavelengths that connect the figures in a metaphor for the sharing of ideas, culture, and friendship.

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