Brattleboro Area Artists Join to Promote Peace

Thursday, February 28 2008 @ 03:41 PM GMT+4

Contributed by: mar

Want to be a part of a global community promoting peace? Grab your camera, conté crayons, and paints, and come to the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Saturday March 8th, where the Global Art Project for Peace will be signing up participants, providing work space, and opportunities for meeting other artists and peace-mongers from 11 am to 5 pm.

The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center is providing space and snacks for the Project participants. Participants are asked to supply their own art-making materials.

Participation in the Global Art Project is open to anyone. At the event on Saturday, those wanting to participate will be asked to register (a $15 fee for individuals, $20 for groups) and can then create a piece of art expressing their idea of a global peaceful community (in any medium—visual, literary, performance, etc.). Artists’ names will be matched by the Project with participants all over the world and in late April, participants will send their art to the person with whom they have been matched.

Since it’s beginning in 1994, the Global Art Project for Peace has linked 78,000 participants on seven continents. Nominated for a UNESCO Peace Prize for Tolerance and Non-violence, the Project connects people of diverse cultural backgrounds, providing exposure to new ideas and a feeling of global connection.

“The purpose of the Global Art Project is to joyously create a culture of peace through art. The Project gives participants in local communities an opportunity to join together to create a cooperative global community. It’s an opportunity for people to seed the future with visions of peace,” says Project Founder/Director, Katherine Josten.

Local Timeline:
• March 8: Sign-up at BMAC and creation of art expressing global unity (any medium—visual, literary, performance, etc.)
• April 23-30: Participants receive name and address of exchange partner and the worldwide art exchange commences.

The Global Art Project for Peace is a 501(c)3 non-profit, grass-roots organization. Organizers invite donations and sponsorships to support the Project. For additional information about the Global Art Project for Peace and how to get involved by participating, volunteering and/or funding the Project, visit www.globalartproject.org or Tel: (520) 628-8353. Email: peace@globalartproject.org. For information about the event in Brattleboro, please contact Margaret Shipman at two.turtles.art@gmail.com.

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