Rhode Island – May 31, 2015
Marcos Antonio is reunited in the city that he dedicated his young professional career to. From 1999 to 2002, Marcos became the director of the Providence Festival of New Latin American Cinema. He is also the founder of the Anthony Quinn Life Achievement Award in Film and the Arts. From 1990 to 2003, he acted as Providence’s unofficial ambassador to the Caribbean, and, in this role, has undertaken humanitarian missions and represented the interests of Rhode Island institutions. In the fall of 2001, Marcos Antonio became Providence’s first Director of Hispanic Affairs. In 2009 Marcos Antonio started the global art project Impressions of Humanity.
Providence Flag for Hope
Capturing impressions of humanity and watching the Flag for Hope take shape in front of the capital building in Waterplace Park was the perfect back drop to capture the city’s skyline. A trip to the city wouldn’t have been complete without a stop at Roger Williams Monument. To see what American’s had to say about the park, go to our social media.
What is Flag for Hope?
Flag for Hope is a social movement of people all across America coming together to recognize our shared humanity, and to unite in harmony.
It’s a message of peace and hope for our future as one people, and our connection to the rest of the global community.
It’s a way of viewing our place in this great country, and in the world, a view that celebrates our commonality, and puts aside the differences that separate us.
And it’s America’s chapter in Impressions of Humanity, an epic and monumental humanitarian art project the likes of which has never been created. Marcos Antonio, artist, is helping the world to create its own work of art by leaving hand impressions on a canvas. When complete, the canvas will constitute the largest single piece of art in the world, made up of 960 panels from every country on the globe. Each country will be represented by 5,000 individuals invited to make their impression.
The ultimate goals of “Impressions of Humanity” are:
- To make a world peace canvas where people worldwide will be holding hands without conflict.
- To celebrate everything we have in common: Our Humanity.
- To erase everything that separates humanity.
- To give a voice to people who do not have one.
- To immortalize one million people worldwide