Artist Carin Steen has years of experience painting murals in Central America and other places. Carin loves to combine her passion for education and painting on a large scale by creating murals in collaboration with local communities. Sometimes she paints her own designs, other times the theme of a mural is decided on by the target group and elaborated as teamwork. Since most schools, public clinics and community centres can’t afford to pay for a mural. Carin is always looking for sponsors who are willing to help realize a permanent and socially engaged work of art in and for the community.
Sponsorship will be acknowledged by a (discrete) mention in the work of art. It is also possible to provide a preference for a specific theme or representation, as long as the community agrees with it. There are opportunities to sponsor a full mural; parts of it; or making a general donation towards the project. For more information, please contact Carin directly through a message or email (carinsteen at yahoo.com)
For more information and pictures, visit MuralArte's page on Facebook.
Mural at the Community Centre in Chimachoy, a Maya village high in the mountains, nestled between the volcanoes of Lake Atitlan and Antigua. Painted with the help of 7 high school students and thanks to the men of this community who plastered the wall. Sponsored by Richard Baars & family, Wendy Russell, Paul Willcocks and Marie-Therese Woltering, May 2015.
Two of a series of five small murals at the kindergarten Construyendo Sueños in Alotenango, Guatemala. Looking for sponsors for two more murals!