transformation of hearts and minds
B4 Peace uses art at the community level to engage communities in their own peacebuilding process. B4 Peace facilitates this exploration through art installations, performances and peace-art workshops. In each project, B4 Peace utilizes multiple types of presentations to appeal to different people and their unique preferences. Genuine engagement is a key ingredient in B4 Peace projects and is necessary to accomplish the healing and transformative process of peace art. The model that B4 Peace follows is straightforward and profound:
Current B4 Peace Events
Join us for B4 Peace Art events throughout October 2018
In October, Namaya, artist, poet and photographer, will have several events, including an art show,
open studio and peace arts workshop for children.
Namaya Art Rat for Peace will show works from his recent New Orleans retrospective show Building a Peaceable Community exhibited at the New Orleans’s Art Center. This exhibit includes work that celebrates Vermont in combination of word and art, and Peace and Human Rights Arts.
Namaya Art Rat for Peace and Zoe Kopp, President of GRACE Cares will be on hand with a presentation on building peace through community art projects. B4 Peace Art has projects in Algeria, Chile, throughout the US and Palestine. Join us for an open discussion as part of the Strolling of the Heifers Brown Bag Lunch series.
All are invited to a free Children’s Storytime and Peace Art Workshop from 12:00-2:00pm. Namaya will begin with a performance of a story from his children’s CD “On the Island of Binga Bonga: The War that Never Was.” The CD with free listening can be found at https://namayajazzpoetstoryteller.bandcamp.com. The performance is suitable for children of all ages. Afterwards, Namaya and the B4 Peace Team will lead a 1 hour Peace Arts Workshop with supplies provided. Namaya and the B4 Peace Team have created public art projects around the world and have been hosting children’s peace arts projects at the Art Rat studios. Open studio to follow.
Visit us at the Art Rat Studio for our displays of art for children, art for all ages, art that celebrates Peace, Ecology and Vermont. Namaya, artist and poet, presents original art, posters, pictures of Vermont on slate with poetry, books and CD’s. The studio is located just 3 miles from downtown Brattleboro, VT. Life Publisher Dave Haskins said, “Namaya is a Vermont Treasure.”. At the New Orleans Arts Center, part of the Prospect 4, “One of the most compelling shows on peace arts in New Orleans this season..” A portion of the proceeds of sales will go to the B4 Peace Arts Project.
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