Nora Hiriart Litz
Art and Change Grant
Neighborhood: Bella Vista
Change Partner: Puentes de Salud
Discipline: Visual Arts ,Folk Arts
Nora will create El Viaje de los Niños (The Journey of the Children), a project that tells the stories of Mexican immigrant children that have crossed the border to come to Philadelphia. The project will involve the participation of Mexican immigrant children residing in South Philadelphia. Through twelve, 2-hour visual art sessions, the children will create artwork that will identify the emotional distress and effects immigration has on their lives and identities. The children will create large-scale 12” x 24” dioramas that illustrate their journeys to Philadelphia. The dioramas will include maps, poems, objects, and images of their environments to narrate each child’s story. Nora’s main goal is to give the children a voice and safe place through the arts to share their immigration experiences.