Global Art Project 2006:
Join Worldwide to Promote Peace-
Tucson, Arizona, USA, October
18, 2005. The Seventh Biennial Global Art Project for Peace invites
participants around the world - groups and individuals - to join
in a multicultural celebration of global unity through art. Anyone
"The Global Art Project gives
participants an opportunity to seed the future with visions of peace.
People joined together with a clear intent have an incredible power
to affect the world," Project Founder/Director, Katherine Josten.
In March/April 2006, participants
around the world will create, exhibit and exchange art expressing their
ideas of a peaceful global community - resulting in thousands of
messages of peace and goodwill simultaneously encircling the Earth during
the week of April 23-30.
"Participating in this Project
is extremely rewarding and empowering. Just the thought of
artists all over the world
creating and displaying their art for peace at the same time is
very exciting, but for me the
most important aspect is the affirmation that each of us has the ability
not only to express our personal vision, but also to help others see
a vision of a better world," Penelope Boyd, participating artist
in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.
Since it's beginning in 1994,
the Global Art Project for Peace has linked 67,000 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 connection
to the Whole. 150 Regional Coordinators are currently helping to organize
Global Art Project activities in their area of the world. Project organizers
are soliciting additional Regional Coordinators to distribute information
and organize group participation in their local communities. Participating
groups include art councils, artist cooperatives, music and dance groups,
churches, corporations, libraries, Big Sisters, Boy Scouts, environmental
and community groups, hospitals, women's clubs, youth and senior programs,
and YMCAs. Hundreds of schools in locations around the world will
participate and will involve thousands of students from kindergarten
through graduate programs.
-- "This event gives
kids the opportunity to think about world issues - to think about
how they'd like the world, and their future to be," Eric Gordon,
Principal, Peter Noyes School, Sudbury, MA.
--"GAP is amazing! It
is the best thing we do at our school. The Global Art Project really
helps children see themselves as part of a worldwide community. It makes
kids think about what role they have in establishing peace. GAP has
taught them that they can make a difference. Each person can contribute
to peace - it's not just something the leaders of countries are
responsible for," Betsy Allen, Teacher, Cambridge, MA.
The Global Art Project for Peace
is a 501(c)3 non-profit, grass-roots organization sponsored in
part by a grant from the Tucson Pima Arts Council. Organizers
invite additional 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 send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Global Art Project,
PO Box 40445, Tucson, AZ 85717, USA. Tel: (520) 628-8353. Email:
All donations are fully tax deductible.
2006 Global Art Project
for Peace Time-Line
February 28: International
Registration for participation postmark deadline.
March: Creation of art
expressing global unity (any medium-visual, literary, performance,
April 1-22: Local community
exhibitions/performances of art created.
Worldwide art exchange.
Ongoing after April:
Community exhibitions of art received.
A 10-minute video of the Global
Art Project Exhibition at the Tucson Museum of Art produced by KUAT-TV
broadcast out of the University of Arizona can be purchased to show
to groups and schools.
Visions of Global Unity:
Inspired Images from the Global Art Project
a postcard book of 30 images from the first exchange in 1994 is sold
at the United Nations Bookshop, NY and through the Global Art Project.
Images on the Global Art
Project website at www.globalartproject.org may be downloaded for publication
with this press release. Higher resolution images may be requested.
Interviews with individuals and/or groups and further documentation
of the complete project are available upon request.