We are pleased to partner with the 14th Street Y to present this year’s art show “Peace Corps Creates…Art By Returned Volunteers.” The show will be on display in the Y’s lobby gallery from March 7th to April 11th.
Each artist spent at least two years overseas in service to their country as Peace Corps Volunteers. Whether they worked in education, community development or public health – Peace Corps service is a life-changer and a deeply formative experience. We invite you to meet one of our artists from this year’s show below.
Upon the end of service from his first VISTA tour 1981-82 in Florida (He did another 18 month service in his own backyard in Jersey City 2015-2017) Danilo Minnick decided to live in a cabin and just do his art. His brother and his sister-in-law (both RPCVs) lived in a No. Cal. hamlet and encouraged him to move out west to just paint. He decided to do a series of his impressions from his visit to Ecuador, where his brother served in the Peace Corps as a forester. His 1976 trip to visit him, was the beginning of his journey into volunteerism, and needless to say, a life changer, thus encouraging him to serve in both the VISTA (twice) and Peace Corps programs. The image in the show is after the local vendors packed up from the huge market in Otovalo, and made their way home.