Baltimore artist Pablo Machioli believes murals have a positive, transformative effect upon communities. He explains that discovery and participation are key to success. Pablo urges the artist to meet with the local community; open and maintain communications; discover and build an understanding of their backgrounds, customs and traditions; and then seek out and incorporate their ideas into the design of the mural to insure it reflects the heritage and shared values of the local community.
The Follow Her Art Exhibit opened Friday evening, January 23rd, at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center, 847 N. Howard Street, Baltimore MD. A trip to the Peruvian village of Paucartambo inspired the featured artwork by LNY, Mata Ruda, Nanook, Nether, and Pablo Machioli.
Pablo explained the artists plan a return trip to Paucartambo where the local population lives in harmony with the natural world. The artists will dwell among the villagers to gain insights into the local culture and afterwards create art that will share the value and benefits of the time-proven knowledge and wisdom of life in Paucartambo.
The show is a fundraiser for this forthcoming trip to Paucartambo and runs through mid-February at Eubie Blake Cultural Center. You can find additional information at www.followingher.com.