Global art project to hit walls of Granada

U.S. Peace Corps Nicaragua Volunteers Kelli Stam and Benjamin Rojsuontikul are standing up for what they care about by contributing to a large-scale, global art project called “The Inside Out Project.” What Stam and Rojsuontikul care about is the strength and perseverance of Nicaraguan women who for generations have been and continue to be the heart and soul of this country.

Forty-seven Nicaraguan women will be featured in the art project. These women are the mothers and daughters who have touched the lives and inspired the work of these Peace Corps volunteers during their two years of service in Nicaragua.

On Thursday, May 30, in celebration of Mother’s Day in Nicaragua, the women themselves, along with Stam and Rojsuontikul and a handful of other Peace Corps volunteers and supporters, will gather in Granada to paste the art in the streets. Large black-and-white photographs will run the length of two wall spaces in the center of town: La Casa de Los Tres Mundos, at the corner in front of Kathy’s Waffles, and La Fundación Corpus Christi at the corner opposite Farmacia Milagrosa, on Calle Corral.

All are invited to come and participate in this event and celebrate the spirit of the amazing women of Nicaragua. The graffiti-style posting will begin at 9am.

For information on the Inside Out Project, Nicaragua group action, contact Peace Corps Volunteer Kelli Stam or Peace Corps Volunteer Benjamin Rojsuontikul. Kelli: 8701-8516, kellipage2000@yahoo.com Ben: 8701-8520, brojsuontikul@gmail.com

The Inside Out is a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. Everyone is challenged to use black and white photographic portraits to discover, reveal and share the untold stories and images of people around the world. These digitally uploaded images are made into posters and sent back to the projectʼs co-creators, for them to exhibit in their own communities. Posters can be placed anywhere, from a solitary image in an office window, to a wall of an abandoned building, or in a full stadium. These exhibitions will be documented, archived and be made available online at http://www.insideoutproject.net/.