Collaborative


Collaborative Residencies and Projects with Safe Passage, Guatemala City
Munroe has been involved as an artist volunteer with Safe Passage (www.safepassage.org) in Guatemala City since 2005. She has taught yearly art workshops to the families who attend the Safe Passage program. Projects have included an outdoor 90 foot mural of the Spanish alphabet with related images, mixed media collage portraits and paintings depicting the flora and fauna of Central America. Munroe co-founded the Safe Passage Notecard Project which produces the children’s artwork as notecards, sales of which continue to successfully raise funds for Safe Passage. In 2008 Munroe was artist-in-residence and co-producer of ‘Creacion y Colaboracion’, a collaborative exhibit featuring students’ artwork from Safe Passage and two schools in Maine and hosted by the Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland.

 
The Madre Project
As of November 2009, Munroe has taught and organized collaborative workshops based on the concept of Madre, or Mother. The Madre Project is a mixed media art project which offers participants a unique opportunity to create a powerful statement as they explore through their art the question ‘Who is my mother?” The Madre Project collaboration between Safe Passage and The Art Circle included several traveling exhibits of students’ work, culminating at the Camden Public Library (October 2010) and El Sitio Proyecto Cultural in Antigua, Guatemala (November 2010). Through student tuitions to the 2010 Madre Project workshop, the Art Circle donated much needed funds to the Safe Passage Art Program. Two Madre Project workshops for adults will be offered in Spring 2011 through the Art Circle. Please see the events page for more information.

©Antonia Munroe