Artist and educator Shawn Dunwoody joins WXXI President Norm Silverstein for an episode of Norm & Company. A self-described “creative force for change,” Shawn has used his talents to create public art projects focused on uplifting communities and engaging neighborhoods. Shawn reflects on how his work has brought meaning to his life and the lives of so many others.
A native of Rochester who grew up in the Marketview Heights neighborhood, Shawn has focused his life’s work on visual storytelling, collaboratively painting murals that communicate powerful ideas. His most recent street art shared messages of safety during the pandemic and amplifying the efforts of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Learn more about this visionary, who is helping to advance the cultural and economic well-being of the Finger Lakes region and bring much-needed attention to areas of critical need in many city neighborhoods.