St. Thomas resident Chelcie Porter and her team of artists will be transforming an African homestead in Kenya with murals reflecting the heritage and culture of the local tribe. The project is a part of the La Casa de la Artista program, using art as education and therapy for youth all over the world, from Ghana to Thailand.

You might think of Porter as somewhat of a Renaissance woman. She has traveled throughout her life, having lived in Thailand, Czech Republic, the Caribbean, Alaska and Kenya, and has visited more than 30 countries and all 50 of the United States.