Why Are There Photos of 12 People Outside the Ace Hardware Store in Stuart, Florida?
If you pass by the Ace Hardware store in Stuart, Florida, any time between June 29th and July 13, 2014, you may wonder why there are 12 large photos of various people on the side of the building.
And that's the plan.
To make you wonder.
To wonder enough that you start asking people about these photos.
To wonder enough that you come to this blog to find out what the heck is going on.
And what's going on is really pretty simple.
It's The Inside Out Project
These photos are part of a larger art project (the Inside Out Project) designed to get people to notice things of importance.
In this case, to notice some of the many amazing people who make up the Treasure Coast community.
The conversations generated by questioning who these people are and why their images are on display is the true benefit of this art project, called Treasures of the Treasure Coast.
|We're Honoring 12 amazing people who fly under the radar!|
The Arts Enrichment Club (it meets every Saturday in Jensen Beach) is honoring those who often fly under the radar but bring true value to their community.
The club is also matching each honoree with another of similar characteristics, which is why the photos are in pairs.
The goal of this art project is to get everyone talking about the quality people seen every day in the community.
Individuals those of us who live here rub shoulders with but don't know.
The project is meant to make each person who sees these photos think more deeply about their neighbors and take the time to get to know each other and especially these great honorees.
So Who Are These 12 Treasures of the Treasure Coast?
Scroll down this page to learn more about each of the 12 honorees and the wonderful things they do to benefit the community and even the world beyond the Treasure Coast.
You can also find each person by clicking on the links below:
Rob Crowder / Curtis Whiticar
Mindi Fetterman / Margie Jordan
About the Inside Out Project
The Inside Out Project is a creation of artist JR who was featured by Ted.com and they chose to give him $1 million towards making his global art project. We are choosing to participate in our own way. You may find more information by going to www.insideoutproject.net or looking up JR on Ted.com.