News: Freedom Tower Becomes Canvas for Public Art Project

Miami Dade College (MDC) will host the national version of Inside Out, launched by award-winning French artist JR. The project collects portraits of people worldwide and strategically and safely pastes them on exterior walls, creating a sort of mosaic. In the U.S., Inside Out/11 M aims to put a face on immigration reform and the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country.

For three days, August 29 – 31, photo booths will be set up outside MDC’s Freedom Tower. Be part of a historic, global art project transforming messages of personal identity into works of art. Students, faculty and staff, and the community at large, are invited to drop by and have their photo taken. The image will be instantly printed on 3 x 4 ft. posters and wheat pasted, using non-invasive temporary glue, on the Freedom Tower’s exterior. Participants will also receive a copy of their photo via e-mail and are encouraged to share through social media. There is no cost to participate.

Since Dec. 2012, more than 120,000 people from more than 108 countries have participated in the Inside Out project, including the U.S., Haiti, Brazil, Mexico, Paris, Israel, Palestine, Thailand, Russia, and more.

To participate: Inside Out/11 M Public Art Project at MDC’s Freedom Tower, this Thursday & Friday, August 29 & 30, from Noon to 3pm & 4 – 7pm Saturday, August 31, from 11am – 2pm & 3 – 5pm. Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd; Miami. For info: mdcmoad.org or 305-237-7700.

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