Latin American Art Resource Project


1994. Organized the basis for a pilot program in Honduras. With the aid of a team of volunteers in the USA, defined the program objectives and established the framework for institutional collaboration.

1995. With assistance from the Honduran Ministry of Culture and the collaboration of local cultural centers, organized and taught a series of 19 regional workshops and conferences throughout the country.

1995. In conjunction with a rural assistance project in San Juan Pueblo, designed a framework for producing paints from native earth colors for arts and crafts microindustries and campesino construction projects.

1995. Developed a program for the faculty of the National Art School of Honduras, establishing the basis for making their own art materials and implementing these techniques in the classroom.

1995. With the help of the Honduran Teachers Union, conducted an intensive workshop at the National Pedagogical University, attended by art teachers and teachers in training from the entire country.

1995-1996. Set up a Honduran advisory board, consisting of representatives of all the collaborating Honduran institutions, to help coordinate long-term applications of the art resource program.

1995-2000. Collaborated with the National Artists Association in various forms, including various conferences on the use of handmade art materials at an advanced level for professional artists.

1996. Conducted an urban beautification pilot project in Tegucigalpa, in which seventeen murals were designed and painted by teams from ten schools, using low-cost, locally accessible materials.

1996. Under the sponsorship of the Organization of American States and the Ministry of Culture of El Salvador, provided an intensive, two-day workshop at the National Art School of El Salvador.

1996. Under the auspices of the Interamerican Development Bank, provided an two-week workshop at the National University of Guyana, for art educators from all over the country.

1996. Under the joint auspices of the Fundación Centro Cultural Altos de Chavón and the United States Information Service, provided a one-week workshop for leading art educators in the Dominican Republic.

1996-1997. Conducted a series of workshops for rural Honduran schoolteachers under the Becas para la Paz CAPS-HOPS program of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

1996-1997. Developed a manual and training program for the Honduran Ministry of Education, enabling schools to make low-cost art materials and integrate these activities with the rest of their curriculum.

1996-1997. Designed a series of pilot projects in conjunction with the Honduran Ministry of Education, a consortium of ethnic groups, and other collaborating organizations for preservation of cultural patrimony.

1997. Developed the profile for an interdisciplinary educational program at the University of José Cecilio del Valle, teaching arts resource development in conjunction with the study of art, architecture, and history.

1997. Worked in artisan training, natural resources identification, and eco-tourism development for Lenca communities in the region of Lempira, for the Federation for Community Development of Honduras.

1997-1998. In collaboration with Save the Children, UNICEF, and eight Honduran groups working with children in social risk, helped the children design and paint seven murals on the theme of child abuse.

1998-2000. Applying the art resource curricular model to art-based interactive educational exhibitions, began to help plan a children's museum project in Tegucigalpa under the auspices of the World Bank.

1998-2000. Undertook a variety of projects to help artists and artisans affected by Hurricane Mitch, in particular taking Honduran paintings to Europe for fundraising and consciousness-raising.

1998-2000. Worked on initiatives to create environmental/commemorative parks in high-risk zones damaged by Hurricane Mitch, to be constructed by local artists and artisans with low-cost, traditional materials.

2000. With funding from the German forestry agency in collaboration with the Honduran forestry commission and MOPAWI, the major indigenous organization of the Mosquitia, researched natural and human artisan resources for the Río Plátano Biosphere environmental conservation program.

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