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    Mural Project

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    Elizabeth M. – 13 years old

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    Cinthya S. – 15 years old

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    Jesus F. – 9 years old

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    Kaitlyn R. – 11 years old

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    Josue G. M. – 9 years old

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    Jose F. – 12 years old

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    Emanuel H. – 7 years old

The Papalote Project

The purpose of this project is to help the children affected by the deportation of one of their parents deal with the emotional trauma caused by the separation.  My primary focus is providing a fun and comfortable environment where they can express those emotions through their individual creative skills (painting, drawing, and collage.). As a tribute to the deported relative, The kites incorporate a remnant of clothing that they left behind.  The concept of the art installation is to simulate […]

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Central Ave. Mural

I have completed a mural on Central to raise awareness about the Papalote Project.  The mural features 3-dimensional kites that were created from awning fabric remnants.  I want to thank the many companies and volunteers who dedicated their time and talent to the project, and made it possible.


The Exhibition

The Papalote Project was last on exhibit at the Levine Museum of the New South (200 E. Seventh Street, Charlotte, NC 28202.) The exhibit highlighted the stories of Charlotte children who have been impacted by the deportation of one of their parents.  The exhibit, titled El Papalote Mágico (The Magic Kite), featured handmade kites created by these children and was on display at Levine Museum in February 3, 2013.  Presented in conjunction with the museum’s Latino New South project,  El […]