Slide Show: Community Mural Project Led by Peruvian Artist and Human Rights Activist

Through Lectures and Mural Painting, Jorge Miyagui Inspires at Trinity
Hartford, CT, February 16, 2015 – Jorge Alberto Miyagui Oshiro is a Peruvian artist whose artwork explores the activism, resistances, and traumas of everyday working and middle-class Peruvian people during and after Peru’s civil war. His work confronts the findings of the 2003 Peruvian Truth Commission and highlights ongoing social justice issues. As Trinity College’s 2015 Human Rights Advocacy Fellow-in-Residence, Miyagui provided opportunities for students and community members to reflect on social transformation, activism, and community building. On February 5, he gave an afternoon talk on “Art in Public Space: The Experiences of the Mural Brigade and the Itinerant Art Memory Museum in Peru,” as well as an evening lecture: “Mr. Miyagui Fights Back: Blurring the Lines between Art and Politics.” On February 6 and 7, he led public mural painting sessions, in which dozens of participants of all ages collaborated on a beautiful community art project at Trinity’s Broad Street Gallery. Read more about Miyagui’s work here and view a slide show of images from the February 7 community mural painting project below.
Photo Credit: Diana Guay Photography