Sam Kerson........Muralist
The Underground Railroad
Columbus at the Gates of Paradise
Todo Sera Mejor
Vermont and the Fugitive Slave
located at the Centro Deportivo de los Trabajadores Sandinistas Masaya, Nicaragua, February 1990
located in the Skylight Conference room at the state Human Service Agency in Waterbury, Vermont USA, 1992
located at the Chase Community Center at Vermont Law School in South Royalton, Vermont USA, May, 1993
Thanks to the Puffin Foundation
Thanks to the Puffin Foundation
TODO SERA MEJOR
Welcome to the e-room describing the mural: Todo Sera Mejor...
During Nicaragua’s national election of 1990, the government gave Middlesex, Vermont artist Sam Kerson a 14-foot high, 60-foot wide wall to paint at the Centro Deportivo de los Trabajadores Sandinistas (Sandinist Workers' Sports Center), basketball court.  The subject was, “The Course of Youth”, and proceeded to depict with both humor and seriousness the various stages a young person might pass through to achieve a proper place in society.
First panel, Nicaraguans look at an album of photographs of Nazi concentration camp victims and embrace each other to symbolize alliance against all oppression. 4.5 m X 5.5 m
The central panel, the defense of cultural heritage: dance and theatre; Nicaraguan and FSLN flags; music, armed defense. 4.5 m X 11 m
the third and last panel depicts, shoemaking (local industry) and design and construction of houses; botanical resesarch (right); the dawning of the new age (center). 4.5 m X 5.5 m
Signed, at left of first panel, "Colaboración de Claudio Oviedo R., Martin Châvez R., Roberto Bermúdez R., César García R., Erick Valle S., Renatha Martínez S., Dragon Dance Theatre, Worcester, Vermont 05682 USA," On the central panel, is written: "por Sam Kerson, G.Roy Levin."

Theme proposed by Fernando Paladino, head of Cultura y Deportes del Comité Zonal des FSLN, Masaya, and Dr. Rammel Martinez. Sponsored by Dragon Dance Theatre, directed by Sam Kerson.

Inaugurated February 28, 1990.

G. Roy Levin, working on the mural Todo Sera Mejor in Masaya, Nicaragua -- January, 1990
link to 'In Memory of G.Roy Levin'
Communal involvement, working on the mural Todo Sera Mejor in Masaya, Nicaragua -- January, 1990
Questions, ideas or if you have a wall ready to be painted.....contact sam@dragondancetheatre.net
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