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Dwell on Design Los Angeles Artists in Residence: Norm “Nomzee” Maxwell

Dwell on Design Los Angeles returns to the L.A. Convention Center May 29th-31st, 2015 to celebrate the event’s 10th anniversary. As part of the 10th Anniversary event, Dwell on Design L.A. will offer a unique Artist In Residence series with the Yarn Bombing Los Angeles team and Norm “Nomzee” Maxwell featuring live performances from the show floor.

On Saturday, May 30, Los Angeles–based street artist Norm “Nomzee” Maxwell will spend the entire day creating a mural in real time as part of a live-painting demonstration on Dwell on Design’s show floor. When done, the piece will be transported to Freehab, the Teen Project’s Life Transformation Center in Sun Valley, which serves the area’s most vulnerable addicted and homeless youths. Maxwell’s mural will help decorate Freehab’s new trade school, which will teach residents basic technical skills under the auspices of director Lauri Burns.

Using a palette made up of colors from sponsor Dunn-Edwards’ new Then, Now & Forever collection, Maxwell says his piece “will convey a message of harmony and nurturing strength,” and chose “Harmony” as a model for his Freehab project.

Of a site visit to Freehab ahead of the project, Maxwell says he was “moved to find that so many of our youth are crossing into adulthood without the basic tools and support needed to become productive, self-sustaining members of society. As a parent of two teens, I understand the tremendous effort required to nurture a young life into maturity. It is important that every child has the opportunity to a smooth transition into adulthood in order to achieve their full potential.”

Dwell on Design attendees are encouraged to check in with Maxwell throughout the day as this inspiring project comes to life.

About Dwell on Design L.A.:

Conference and Exhibition | May 29-31

Home Tours | May 23rd and May 30th-31st

Dwell Design Week | May 25-29

A three-day exhibition and conference, comprised of one trade day and two consumer days, at the Los Angeles Convention Center featuring world-class speakers, product demonstrations, continuing education classes for design professionals, and seminars for design-seeking consumers. Each year, Dwell editors carefully craft a program that invites you to “step into the pages of Dwell” and experience modern design.

For more information, please visit: http://www.dwellondesign.com

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