'Inside Out / Dreamers' Installation
We had the great pleasure to host the Inside Out Project / Dreamers and the award-winning JR Artist photo booth truck, which travels to 35 cities across the country to give members of the community an opportunity to take a photo and participate in an art installation in support of the DREAM Act. This project is used as an opportunity to leverage the unique power of art and give local groups a strong platform to help show support in their communities. Parking lot, J Bauman Salon, 1043 N. Mills, Orlando, 32803.
Participants enter the Photobooth, and within one minute, a black and white poster is printed. The posters are then pasted in a public space in their home communities. Over 160,000 portraits have been printed at Inside Out Photobooths locations around the world.
We are happy and honored to have been one of the stops in this tour. To the JR team, and new friends, who have moved on to their next destination in North Carolina, our heartfelt thanks! Thank you Katy Cutright of the Inside Out project for making a stop in our community, and Jes Bauman for lending us his parking lot and wall. Special thanks to Joanne Cummings Grant / Mills 50 District for facilitating the location, and to our forever friend, the one and only DJ Nigel John for joining forces with us!
Sadly, the physical mural was taken down Sunday, January 7th 2018. The owner of the building decided to restore her wall to its original paint. Not all public art is permanent, and we anticipated the mural to naturally weather with the spring rains. However, Snap! Orlando is excited to announce that this community project has been brought back to life, as part of one of our 'CITY UNSEEN' public Augmented Reality art installations.
"This project was about The Dreamers, and it represents many things, all at once: Humanity. Hope. Beauty. Division. If that last word is jarring, JR means it to be; his art is meant to inspire, but also provoke. His trompe l’oeil portraits force us to look critically at the world. They are unfiltered, unguarded and undeniably human. Art like JR’s challenges us to bear witness, to discover what we’re seeing. Because there is always more than meets the eye." ~ Laurene Powell Jobs Founder and President of Emerson Collective