The Arts Council for Long Beach funded a mural project by The Draculas, a Long Beach-based trio comprised of artists Jeff McMillan, Gary Musgrave, and Jake Kazakos. Together, the three have fun, paint, and soar to success with the students of Colin Powell Academy in North Long Beach, during a weeklong team building experience, promoting the positive progression and innovation of public art as a means of building camaraderie and school spirit to amplify the current and future generations of the school’s youth. The project is documented by filmmaker Scott Nichols of Sickboat Creative Studios in his film Soaring to Success.
Soaring to Success is a short story of a unique public school in the Northside of Long Beach, Ca. manifesting an inclusive experience for their students to paint a mural of their redesigned mascot. A Bald Eagle representing the school's values - Respect. Honor. Courage. Leadership. Integrity.