The Ibizan artist-painter, Caterina Tur, will, until January 7, 2022, carry out a giant fresco on the exterior wall of the headquarters of the urban municipality of Essaouira.
Called “The Smiles of Mogador”, this work, which will be enthroned on this wall 30 meters wide and 2.5 meters high, will illustrate portraits of children from the City of the Trade Winds, smiling for life, indicates a press release. of the Essaouira-Mogador Association.
This initiative aims to “unite city children around an artistic achievement, children whom the artist considers to be the future of tomorrow”.
“The smile of a child gives hope for a better world”, underlines the artist Caterina Tur, quoted in the press release.
Thus, some 49 children aged 8 to 12 will discover the world of street art through a workshop, organized by the Essaouira-Mogador Association and led by the Spanish artist Caterina Tur and the Franco-Italian photographer, Gael Farano, a first for the children of the Cité des Alizés, but above all a great cultural and human experience.
Caterina Tur wishes to put the final brushstroke with the children of Essaouira so that they are stakeholders in the fresco, the idea being to value the children as much as possible and make them proud of this work.
For the Essaouira-Mogador Association, “this participatory fresco project where everyone contributes their share, whether it is the photographer, the mural artist or the children, constitutes a real space for dialogue and creation where everyone plants their seed”, notes the same source.
Gael Farano, for his part, promises to produce a video report, bringing together unseen behind-the-scenes images of the making of this mural.
This unprecedented initiative is part of the cultural and artistic activities organized by the Essaouira-Mogador Association and is part of the continuity of the Association’s historic commitment to the beautification of the city and support for culture, art and artists.
This human work “will not fail to touch the public and attract the curiosity of the inhabitants and visitors of the city of the Trade Winds”, the press release concludes.