Calling all Artists to Build the Casa del Niño Art Gallery & Cafeteria
As part of a Photography Witness Tour in February, they visited the Escuela del Arte (Art School) run by ProNica partner, Casa del Niño. They were deeply moved by the students learning to express feelings without words, gaining confidence through artistic expression, and quite simply—creating! But their bubble burst for a moment when they discovered that the Art School had run out of building funds right in the middle of construction on the brand new student gallery and cafeteria. When they learned that only $8,170 was needed to complete the construction project—in a matter of a few conversations—the Nica Passion Project was born.
Since returning to their homes in Kansas, Illinois and Montana—Erin, Claire and Aundrea have connected with their artist networks back home and on the web. They’re asking ProNica artists to engage as well, and they’ve declared June, Creatives Give Back Month, inviting artists everywhere to use your creativity to support the arts in rural Nicaragua.