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Faces of Diversity

Faces of Diversity is an international social art project by artist Edwin Gil. Hands-on activities combined with intentional dialogue about race, culture, and socio-economics help participants see how we’re all connected and special in our own way.

For more information, Please contact:

East Coast USA and International:
Edwin Gil
Email: edwin@edwingil.com
Tel: 704-968-8690

West Coast USA
Dr. Antonio Corrales / Sterling Evaluation and Assessment
Email: corrales@sterlingevaluationandassessment.com
Tel: 409-392-8186

Faces of Diversity is an international social art project by artist Edwin Gil. Hands-on activities combined with intentional dialogue about race, culture, and socio-economics help participants see how we’re all connected and special in our own way.

About Faces of Diversity: Faces of Diversity helps promote diversity and multicultural awareness through the arts by encouraging thoughtful conversation. It reaffirms a sense of unity between cultures by demonstrating how social well being is a human condition and something not specific to certain cultures. Contemporary, conceptual artist Edwin Gil creates a large piece of artwork using recycled glass and his propriety paint techniques featuring the face of one child. The face of this one child, however, is created using thumbprints from the thousands of participants at each particular event.

Goal : 111 art pieces that he hopes to create worldwide highlights understanding across differences.

Faces of Diversity  Anty-bullying  Program for CMS with Make it Better 

A project to highlight understanding across differences

Artist Edwin Gil launches an anti-bullying initiative with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Character Development Department.

Edwin Gil and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Character Development Department announced a collaborative new anti-bullying social art project “Faces of Diversity” endorsed through Making It Better. The project aims to spike dialogue and sensitivity among students, staff, and communty through an artistic process.

John Concelman, CMS Character Development Specialist, feels this program is vital to help promote and embrace diversity and multicultural awareness in CMS through the arts. It is also an opportuinity to reaffirm a sense of unity among our schools and communities around sensitive issues like bullying, suicide, and social well-being.

How does it work? Contemporary, conceptual artist Edwin Gil creates a large artwork in recycled glass using Gil’s propriety paint techniques featuring the face of one student. The student is choosen based on his/her life’s story which is used to create a narrative behind the artwork. This narrative is attached to the artwork via a QR code. The story and artwork is then used to promote the department’s mission to support the cultivation of positive school climates while promoting safe learning environments free of bullying and harassing behaiviors. Both the story and artwork will be displayed at various locations across the Charlotte region.

The vision of this project is to raise money to complete a series entitled 10 Faces of Diversity.Thanks to generous contributions; three of the 10 faces have been funded. This project will be expanded to include professional development opportunities across our community.

For funding opportunites and information please contact John Concelman at

preventbullying@cms.k12.nc.us

History

Gil, announced inOctober 2012, the launch of a new anti-bullying social art project “Faces of Diversity” endorsed by Making it Better, a Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools collaborative initiative. The project aims to spike dialogue and sensitivity among the students through an artistic process.
Contemporary, conceptual artist Edwin Gil will create a large artwork in recycled glass using Gil’s proprietary paint techniques featuring the face and the story of one student who has been bullied in the past. The background of the artwork will be built by fingerprints collected from students participating in the Making it Better

“This project allows students of many different backgrounds and viewpoints to express themselves and understand each other through a visual representation of diversity” says artist Edwin Gil. “In addition to cultural awareness and unity, Faces of Diversity demonstrates the power that carries one story and the visual arts to create sensitivity among the participants. I’m thrilled to partner with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools for this exciting project and look forward to interact with the students”
For more information on Edwin Gil, visit www.edwingil.com, find him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EdwinGil.FAN or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/EdwinGil.

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