A door by definition is a barrier that allows you to enter or leave a room. Cultures throughout history have adopted doors to serve as symbols for transition, entering or leaving certain stages of life. Ancient Egyptians viewed doors as channels for communication with those who entered the afterlife, while in China open doors allow for the New Year to enter at the stroke of midnight. Doors represent a universe of the unlimited opportunities that transcend socio-cultural-economic boundaries.
“Doors to My Barrio” is a traveling public art project that partners with local Cleveland artists to create original pieces of work on recycled and salvaged doors. Artists are encouraged to create pieces that represent a Spanish speaking country through their individual style or through inspiration.