Inside Out is "a global participatory art project with the potential to change the world." Giving everyone "the opportunity to share their portrait and make a statement for what they stand for. It is a global platform for people to share their untold stories and transform messages of personal identity into works of public art."
Our theme is #Diversityinthe603 and our goal is to showcase the beautiful diversity of the Capital Region while highlighting the many commonalities we share when it comes to our values and our hopes and dreams.
Over the summer, Somayeh Kashi, an art teacher from Rundlett Middle School, gathered up a group of students and together they interviewed and photographed nearly 100 individuals. The subjects were all ages, ethnicities, genders, and came from many backgrounds, but all had *at least* one thing in common: they chose to live here in the Capital Region of the Granite State. The stories that were told illuminated many more commonalities among the diverse group, reinforcing the fact that we have far more similarities than differences.
The portrait photos are 36" x 52" and will be on display throughout the storefronts in downtown Concord, at Rundlett Middle School, and the large focused installation will be on the exterior wall of a building in downtown Concord. Most photos have a QR code that links to audio of each person's interview.
Thanks to Leah Willingham and Geoff Forrester from the Concord Monitor for interviewing us about the project!