In honor of some friends who are currently in Rio.... I wanted to introduce an art group called Favela Painting a group that creates "community-driven art interventions" in the poorest places in the Rio.  Their artwork becomes places of pride in the community, raising the morale and providing a sense of hope in the City of God.  Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn, also known as Haas & Hahn, have been working with the local youth in Rio to create their large-scale murals, since 2005. Their latest project entitled: Santa Marta, they bring such light and brightness to a dark place.