Notes from the field: Cow Color Wars We had a very interesting few days painting the cows which represented the
Above:our photographer Dalla encounters a baby during her filming of the Importance of Education mural.  Below: Dalla films while participants
Notes from the field: Talking about Laziness I had an interesting conversation with the youth about laziness.  Many of my
In the last weeks of the program.  The attachments that we have built as a group will make ending the
Painting underway !!!! Mentao Refugee Camp
Notes from the field:Introducing Mohamed: I am a maternal orphan because my mother died in childbirth and my father did
Drawing the murals designs on the walls in Mentao Refugee Camp!
Introducing Alhassane: “My name is Alhassane. I am 15 years old.  I am from the site of Tebremt, town of
Introducing Hatti:  “My name is Hatti.  I am 12 years old.  I was born in Gossi, in the region of Timbuktu
Introducing Anara: My name is Anara and I am a Touareg refugee in Burkina Faso.  I was born in Mali
Aminatou: I am a Malian Touareg Refugee girl in Burkina Faso and I am single.  I am 17 years old and was
Notes from the field: Introducing Mohamed Ibrahim: In his own words- My name is Mohamed Ibrahim.  I am 17 years old. 
Notes from the field: Tayate is one of the most outspoken and unruly kids in the group – boys included!  I
Notes from the field: Painting with primer: At first the usual thing occurred – boys on the ladders, boys with the
As stated by a representative of the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR, there’s never been a time in past history
Notes from the field:  the two mural themes continued: For the second theme, education, I’ve also gone through a process
Notes from the field:  the mural themes decided by the community arts council: The community arts council involving women, youth
Notes from the field:  Introducing our interpretor and community organizer in his own words.  I am deeply grateful for his
Notes from the field: Introducing Mossa, video assistant in his own words: I am from Northern Mali (Azawad) and grew
Joan Snyder a great contemporary painter recently shared some drawing exercises with me to help get the students to loosen
Notes from the field: Ever since the third week of classes – we are on our fifth week now – I
Notes from the field:  (continued)  Introducing our team in Mentao Refugee Camp:  This is Bajeck one of two artist assistants
Notes from the field:  Introducing our team in Mentao Refugee Camp:  This is Mohamed one of two artist assistants who
Notes from the field: One of my favorite photos is of one student Mariama who is one of the shyest
Notes from the Field:  One of the first days of the class I gave each participant a canvass bag and