Travel can be an extremely powerful way to transform communities, especially for impoverished areas such as the Rio Slums in Brazil. Two Dutch artists, armed with paint buckets and and paint brushes, traveled to Brazil to paint bright and beautiful murals on the walls of the buildings. Not only did this project bring smiles to the locals’ faces, but it also unified and engaged the entire community in an act of artistic creation. You can read more about this story here: http://www.utne.com/arts-culture/brazils-colorful-art-slums.aspx
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