A two-week, too-short arts project by admin

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[This report is from Un Mundo volunteer Rachel McIntire —Admin]
In August artist Caleb Duarte and I visited El Pital, Honduras. We
left the Bay Area with overstuffed packs barely containing all of the
arts supplies, musical instruments and beautiful children’s books
generously donated by our friends from the Mural, Music and Art
Project, Clif Judy, Les Dewitt and the Armenta and McIntire families.
This two-week project was designed with the intention of supporting
the current efforts of the community’s school and library development
projects. Caleb and I had the opportunity to work with the school
administration and teachers as well as spend time with many families
and of course, all of the children. With the assistance of high school
students Caleb painted the new logo designed by the school Principal,
Oscar Gomez. Between organizing for the future and numerous river
explorations, we led percussion music workshops, and made time for
group storytelling, drawing and face painting.
It is my hope to support this three-year school redevelopment plan
through the introduction of artists, architects and activists to
contribute and collaborate in a sharing skills and interests with
those of the community members. For the next visit in February, Marisa
Jahn and members of the Paper Picker Press will work with the youth in
creative writing, bookmaking and design projects. Caleb Duarte hopes
to return during his summer break from SAIC to create a land sculpture
commemorating the community founders and together we plan to build a
more permanent presence of artists in the Cuenca for the future.

[This report is from Un Mundo volunteer Rachel McIntire —Admin]
In August artist Caleb Duarte and I visited El Pital, Honduras. We left the Bay Area with overstuffed packs barely containing all of thearts supplies, musical instruments and beautiful children’s booksgenerously donated by our friends from the Mural, Music and ArtProject, Clif Judy, Les Dewitt and the Armenta and McIntire families.

This two-week project was designed with the intention of supportingthe current efforts of the community’s school and library developmentprojects. Caleb and I had the opportunity to work with the school administration and teachers as well as spend time with many familiesand of course, all of the children. With the assistance of high schoolstudents Caleb painted the new logo designed by the school Principal,Oscar Gomez. Between organizing for the future and numerous riverexplorations, we led percussion music workshops, and made time forgroup storytelling, drawing and face painting.

It is my hope to support this three-year school redevelopment plan through the introduction of artists, architects and activists tocontribute and collaborate in a sharing skills and interests withthose of the community members. For the next visit in February, MarisaJahn and members of the Paper Picker Press will work with the youth in creative writing, bookmaking and design projects. Caleb Duarte hopesto return during his summer break from SAIC to create a land sculpturecommemorating the community founders and together we plan to build amore permanent presence of artists in the Cuenca for the future.

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