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(Full) Damon Reed | Inspirational Mural Artist

April 19, 2022

A graduate of Chicago’s prestigious School of the Art Institute, Damon Lamar Reed is a portrait and inspirational mural artist whose pieces can be spotted throughout the Chicagoland area. His work – centered specifically around the theme of communal upliftment – portrays the Black experience in the United States. His murals, “We Carry the Light”…

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(RECAP) Damon Reed | Inspirational Mural Artist

May 9, 2022

local neighborhoods he represents in his paintings and murals. Reed’s artwork can be seen on the walls of notable galleries, but plenty of it is available for free to the public. His nearly 100 murals can be found sprinkled throughout inner-city communities in Chicago.

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(TEASER) Damon Reed | Inspirational Mural Artist

May 9, 2022

Damon in his own words, “I want to show the world that, yes, we are still searching, and we’re gonna keep going until we find answers, until we find resolution.”

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Damon Lamar Reed | A Helping Hand

May 9, 2022

Damon’s Featured Story set to the song “A Helping Hand” which is just perfect for this piece. Why Is Reed’s Work Necessary? Still Searching addresses a pressing issue that does not get the media coverage it deserves. Outside the realm of true crime “fandom,” missing persons cases are rarely discussed. And sadly, it is easy…

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Your Everyday Heroes: Damon Reed “God Idea”

May 9, 2022

Chicago in particular has been hit hard with missing persons cases. A quarter of people who go missing in Chicago are young (11 to 21 year-old) Black women. Additionally, Black people of all ages make up two-thirds of the city’s total open missing persons cases. This discrepancy is further reflected in the fact that Black…

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Your Everyday Heroes: Damon Reed “Gallery To The Neighborhood”

May 10, 2022

Quick Sound Bite – of Damon being awesome. Keep it up Damon! Why Is Reed’s Work Necessary?Still Searching addresses a pressing issue that does not get the media coverage it deserves. Outside the realm of true crime “fandom,” missing persons cases are rarely discussed. And sadly, it is easy to see why. They are such…

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Hey Damon, Who Is Your Hero?

May 10, 2022

Lymphoma is cancer that begins in infection-fighting cells of the immune system. “Look what God did…””I want to show the world that, yes, we are still searching, and we’re gonna keep going until we find answers, until we find resolution.”

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What Makes Damon Lamar Reed An Everyday Hero?

April 20, 2022

Your Everyday Heroes has been fortunate to work with Damon Lamar Reed. We were initially drawn to his story because (1) he is simply a talented mural artist, and (2) his work serves a purpose higher than himself, something we’ll touch on in a bit. While we by no means consider self-serving art “bad,” we…

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