Artists dream of having their work appreciated in an exhibition or book. For Daniel Pulido, both dreams came true when Circo Agua Clara was launched in February at the second International Meeting on Water, Social Arts and Popular Education in Granada, Nicaragua. It is the first book published under ONE DROP’s social arts and popular education program—a distinctive approach to popular education using social arts as a tool to change water habits and manage this resource soundly. Daniel, a multi-disciplinary Nicaraguan artist, spent six months designing and drawing a series of pieces to complete the book’s 113 pages. The book’s artwork was on display at the meeting for all to see.
The book Circo Agua Clara (Clara’s Water Circus) is the pictorial adaptation of a stage play by the same name. The book and one-hour show are filled with characters who teach children about water. All 3,000 copies of Circo Agua Clara were given to schools and libraries in the communities supported by ONE DROP’s project in Nicaragua. The soft-cover book is accompanied by a guide filled with engaging activities that teach children about the importance of water.
Learn more about the Water, Culture and Agriculture Project in Nicaragua
Published on June 7, 2010