The Few and Far Mural (aka, "Ode to Oakland") was a wall on Mandela Parkway created by 17 women who are part of Few and Far Women, women who participate in artistic endeavors that are traditionally male dominated like street art/graffiti, skate culture, DJing, etc.

On June 12-14 2015, Few and Far reunited to repaint this wall at 2569 Mandela Parkway. 

Artists include: ShevaBeth Emmerich,

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photo by QHjr, Ⓒ2022


The mural was painted in June, 2011. This was the first mural by Few and Far in Oakland. Pictures from the group here.

The mural, which was paid for by the artists, was buffed in 2012.

Artists include Meme, KSRA/MAGS, Dime, Agana, Muse, Toofly (NYC), Myla (Australia/LA), Acet (NJ), Reds (Miami), KSRA (Seattle), Hops (Seattle), 179 (Seattle), Meme (Nor Cal), Beth Emmerich(SD), Rachel Pelican (Grass Valley)

More pictures and an interview with MEME here. Another interview with the crew here. In progress pictures here.

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Reds, Agana... photo CC BY-NC 2.0 by wiredforlego

Few & Far 2011 from MTN COLORS USA on Vimeo.