Artist Partners with People With Learning Disabilities to Paint World’s Largest Open-Air Gallery [Video]

World’s Largest Open-Air Gallery

  • Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel’s artistic mission was to beautify spaces by transforming gray cement into color.
  • So he enlisted the help of an organization that provides work to people with learning disabilities and special needs.
  • Okuda and his team have since transformed 10 different silos across Ciudad Real into works of art that make up the world’s largest open-air gallery.

Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel teamed up with a group of people with learning disabilities to create a breathtaking masterpiece: the world’s largest “open-air museum.”

Okuda had dedicated his life to his artistic mission, which is “transforming spaces all over the world, especially turning gray cement into color.”

His latest project was to beautify the Spanish region of Ciudad Real by painting colorful murals on its buildings and silos.

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So he enlisted the help of an organization that provides work to people with learning disabilities and special needs.

His team of artists is now helping him transform the exteriors and interiors of drab cement silos into breathtaking works of art — all the while championing inclusivity.

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“By painting and helping me to paint the mural,” shared Okuda, “many have learned to communicate through art.” And that was the most important takeaway this project has given him.

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“Because making art is fine,” he explained, “but really art is about transmitting feelings and sensations to other people.”

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“Art has to make you feel, but if you can change someone’s life, even if it’s only one, that’s next level,” said Okuda.

Okuda and his team have since transformed 10 different silos across the region into works of art that make up the world’s largest open-air gallery.

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With the help of his wonderful team, Okuda is hoping to transform the interiors of the silos into a “kind of universal church for everyone: all religions, all genders, and all races.”

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Source: Good News Network


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