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Public is invited to be a part of community mural for Inside Out/Dreamers photo project

WHO:        The City of West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, West Palm Beach Arts In Public Places, West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority and West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District

WHEN:        Sunday, November 12, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:        Flagler Shore; Flagler Drive and Fern Street

WHAT:        West Palm Beach will become the next stop for a touring one day pop art installation event on Sunday, November 12 from 10AM to 5PM as part of the Flagler Shore initiative. The Inside Out/Dreamers project, created by international street artist JR, will produce a large community mural right on Flagler Drive using black and white printed poster portraits of community members.

The public is invited to come be part of a large community mural. Guests can be a part of the experience by having their portrait taken at the special photo booth truck and then watch the creation of the new community mural.  Plus guests can also enjoy a variety of food trucks at this artistic community gathering on Flagler Shore.

The project, titled Inside Out/Dreamers, brings JR’s unique photo booth truck to various cities across the country to give members of the community an opportunity to take a photo and participate in a national art installation in support of the DREAM Act.  Inside Out/ Dreamers aims to represent the diversity and unity of people that can call America home.  It is a nationwide participatory art initiative aimed at creating a portrait of America that includes immigrants and the descendants of immigrants alike.

How it works: 
Inside Out Photobooths bring the printers directly to the streets - enabling the public to participate instantly and for free!  Participants enter the photo booth, make a strong face, and the camera snaps their portrait.  Within one minute, a black and white poster is printed.  Participants then have the option to keep their mural or participate in the public mural in their home community.  More than 300,000 portraits have been printed at Inside Out Photobooths locations around the world. 

About Inside Out: 
The Inside Out Project is a global participatory art project that gives everyone the opportunity to share their portrait and express 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.  It was launched in 2011 by world renowned artist JR.  Since then, more than 300,000 people have participated in 138 countries.  The project has traveled from Ecuador to Nepal, from Mexico to Indonesia, inspiring group actions on varied themes such as hope, diversity, gender based violence, climate change. 

About the artist: 
JR exhibits freely in the streets of the world, catching the attention of people who are not typical museum visitors.  As he remains anonymous and doesn’t explain his huge full-frame portraits of people making faces, JR leaves the space empty for an encounter between the subject/protagonist and the passer-by/interpreter. That is what JR's work is about, raising questions.