Knox College Muralism in Revolutionary Nicaragua-The Henry Houser Collection (Knox College)
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Public Service Announcement - Peoria Area Peace Network
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TitlePublic Service Announcement - Peoria Area Peace Network
DescriptionThis was a public service announcement from the Peoria Area Peace Network, an organization in Peoria, Illinois announcing that Henry Houser would give presentations on the murals in Nicaragua for donations to help Nicaraguan artists complete mural project. The Peoria Area Peace Network began a program to help the muralism movement in Nicaragua in solidarity with the Nicaraguan Revolution. Funds from Houser's presentations were given to artist organizations in Nicaragua to help start new mural projects or preserve existing murals in Nicaragua.
ContributorsPeoria Area Peace Network
Date created (work)1990s
TranscriptThe Movimento Continental Indigena, Negro y Popular has asked the Peoria Area Peace Network for assistance with its project, "Restoration and Execution of Murals of Nicaragua."

As many of you who have worked for peace and justice for Central America are aware, with the triumph of the Sandinistas a great flowering of mural painting took place. Artists from many European countries and from this hemisphere participated. Now a strong and concerted effort is needed in order to preserve and protect the more than 300 murals created; some are already lost—painted over by legal decree or sold in the headlong rush to privatization now occurring in Nicaragua. Still others, having been executed under less than ideal circumstances and conditions, are in need of restoration.

Professor Henry Houser, recently retired from Knox College (Galesburg, IL), has studied and admired the Nicaraguan murals over a period of years and has photographed them extensively. He has prepared a slide show which he wishes to present to groups in Illinois and beyond.

Professor Houser is prepared to absorb his own expenses for travel, in return for your efforts to raise funds by means of the program he will present: All monies collected will go to the Project to preserve the murals.

Our friends in Nicaragua are askng for a mere $4, 600 to execute this first phase of restoration of about 50 murals. Your help is needed to organize and coordinate a presentation in your area. We appeal to church, academic, artist, and solidarity groups to support efforts to learn about the murals and to help preserve them.

Contact Henry Houser, 240 W. Tompkins, #10, Galesburg, IL
61401 (309/343-6457), or John Greiner, (309/637-0411)
IdentifierThe Henry Houser Collection (Part 1)
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CollectionMuralism in Revolutionary Nicaragua-The Henry Houser Collection (Knox College)
Create date (digital)2011-04-11
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