Boulder’s original sister city, Friendship City Projects, presents the inspirational, healing, and transcendent art of two Nicaraguan artists: Marlon Moreno and José Ortiz Bracamonte.
Marlon Moreno is one of the founders of the volunteer-run, grassroots art school, Taller Artístico Xuchialt. From its inception, this school has championed art as a form of resilience for youth enabling them to envision and create a better future.
José Ortiz Bracamonte’s family has been creating pottery in the traditional style for generations, and from that legacy, he pushes artistic boundaries. He won the prestigious Ruben Darío Gold Medal in 2008 – the highest honor awarded to Nicaraguan artists. His work celebrates artistry and deep community engagement.
All art displayed will be for sale and proceeds will go directly to the art school and art coop, to support Nicaraguan artists, art education and positive community development. Nicaraguan Artist visits and workshops are supported by a Boulder Arts Commission art education grant.