Once again, I’m delighted to be a participant in the Peace Projects traveling exhibition. Proceeds from the Call for Artists and the Traveling Exhibit will fund initial costs for the Peace Centre in Africa, help bring skills training to the Peace Centre in the Philippines, and provide critical aid to Syrian refugees.
The show has three segments; a mosaic of art featuring all Peace Project artists, a further 120 artworks displayed as 12″ x 12″ panels and a themed show entitled “Gaza Rises’ featuring the work of ten artists from Gaza.
The exhibit will be unveiled at the 5th Affair of the Arts event at 9300 Culver Blvd. in Downtown Culver City on September 19th & 20th. The show will then tour including a stop at the Landmark Arts Building, New York City on October 15.
I’m happy to be supporting the Peace Project as it continues to be behind worthwhile causes. The Peace Project has help educate dozens of children in Sierra Leone, distributed 10,000 pairs of crutches to amputees & war victims in Sierra Leone and designed a Peace Museum for Sierra Leone in conjunction with the United Nations.
The Peace Project is currently working to bring skills training to the Peace Centre in the Philippines and designing a Peace Centre that will be built in Sierra Leone adjacent to the Slaughter House, one of the most infamous sites of violence during the recent civil war. Sierra Leone’s Peace Centre will be operated in collaboration with trusted partners from Community Association for Psychosocial Services.
For further information on the Peace Project please visit http://www.thepeaceproject.com
I’m very happy to participate once again in The Peace Project’s Peace Travels touring exhibition as part of World Peace Day this September. The show includes stops in Culver City, San Francisco and New York over the next few months.
The Peace Project is an international social movement powered by the belief that, through creativity and community we can change the world. It remains a very worthwhile initiative working productively, particularly in Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone’s 10-year civil war has resulted in over 75,000 dead, millions displaced and thousands of amputations including children by machete and bullets. Many believe that the progressive political climate in Sierra Leone, along with the country’s rich natural resources and relatively small population, make it a prime candidate for recovery. Moreover, there is hope that once this country is revitalized, it can be a model of how people working together can create peace.
The Peace Project was launched in July of 2010 by artist Lisa Schultz, founder of online creative community The Whole9. It is responsible for a number of extraordinary initiatives including Operation Rise, an ambitious objective to get over 10,000 of Sierra Leone’s amputees and war victims back on their feet by providing crutches and other mobility devices. One initiative I look forward to seeing develop is the Peace Centre, adjacent to the former Aberdeen Amputee Refugee Camp – an area where we’ve already done much good work.
In conjunction with its in-country partner Community Association for Psychosocial Services, The Peace Project will operate arts and cultural initiatives, training courses and administer a micro-loan program. Ultimately the aim is to establish a scalable development model that can be duplicated throughout Sierra Leone and beyond. For further information please visit the Peace Projects website.
The schedule for the touring exhibition is as follows:
Peace, Love and Understanding – Peace Travels Touring Exhibition 2013-
- Affair of the Arts, Culver City, CA September 21st & 22nd 2013
- Art Zone 461,October 5th — San Francisco, CA
- 29 Pieces October 12th, Dallas, TX
- Landmark Arts Building, November 7th Chelsea, New York
- The Whole 9 Gallery, November 23rd Culver City, CA