Walls of Hope / School of Art and Open Studio in Perquin, El Salvador

The School of Art and Open Studio of Perquin/ Walls of Hope is an international art and human rights, project of education, diplomacy building and community development born in Perquin, Morazán, in 2005.

Four Salvadoran artists/ teachers direct the school: America Argentina Vaquerano, Claudia Verenice Flores Escolero, Rosa del Carmen Argueta, and Samuel Amilcar Varela working in collaboration with Claudia Bernardi artist and educator from Argentina. 

Walls of Hope is now expanding its art and community-based activities   beyond El Salvador. One of the most relevant aspects of the School of Art and Open Studio of Perquin is the creation of art projects developing what is known as The Perquin Model  traveling the continent from Canada, United States to Guatemala,  Colombia, Ireland  and Switzerland .

The mandate of our school is to create bridges of collaboration through public art projects, site-specific interventions and weekly classes in painting, drawing, sculpture, educating children, youth and adults in the skills of the visual arts. Our   vision is to add our efforts towards education, diplomacy, community development and the recovery of historic memory in our communities.

BUILDING FUTURES (Campaign to support the School of Art and Open Studio of Perquin, El Salvador.

This invitation on line is to request support to continue the work we create, develop and facilitate in El Salvador and the rest of the world bridging art, education an human rights. Attached, you will find a current report of our activities during 2012-2013.

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Latest News

Walls of Hope El Salvador in New York

Claudia Bernardi will speak on November 17. Time 10 amAbout Walls of Hope Project Perquin, El Salvador under SouLoGrApHiE presentations.Location: 74th Ellen Stewart Theatre East 4th St. New York, NY 10003

The Disappeared: A musical performance inspired by our stories.

The Disappeared, by Clarice Assad is being performed as part of the “Hidden World of Girls Project“, in the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. Born in Brazil, Clarice Assad is the daughter of Sergio Assad and the niece of Odair Assad, one of the world’s premier international guitar duos. She has appeared at the Cabrillo Festival once [...]

Walls of Hope receives prestigious Transnational Cultural Remittances Award

It is my privilege to announce that Walls of Hope has just received the prestigious Transnational Cultural Remittances Award sponsored the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture and the Ford Foundation. The Transnational Cultural Remittances (TCR) program is designed to strengthen the exchange of art and culture between communities linked by people’s migration from [...]