Join B4 Peace in New Orleans for an Art Exhibit!

Building A Peaceable Community
International Peace Exhibit

Four stellar shows for three weeks that will inspire you. Artists from around the world share their vision of how together WE CAN build a peaceable community. In the What you say! What I say! exhibit youth share their vision of a peaceful future. Namaya Art Rat for Peace’s  show Prisoner of War in the Age of Desire will make you contemplate what is more pornographic; two people making love or the trillion dollar military budget? Compelling images take you on a journey through War and show a vision of the Inevitability of Peace. The Deadly Ambiguity of Guns exhibit, questions – Are guns toys or tools? Sport or weapon? Is it a civil right or criminal possession? Compelling images take you on a journey through War and show a vision of the Inevitability of Peace.  Come January 13th at 6 pm for the Opening Event, an opening unlike any other and come back again and again Jan 13- Feb 4, 2018 to experience more.

B4 Peace Vision and Projects

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:

art + participation + discussion = transformation of hearts and minds

B4 Peace Founder and Director, Namaya has worked with local heroes in Algeria, Chile, Palestine and throughout Europe and the United States on public peace arts programs. His award winning poem 100 Flowers of Peace has been translated into over 100 languages by volunteers from around the world. More info on FB https://www.facebook.com/100flowersofpeace/.

At the International Peace Park of Villa Grimaldi in Santiago, Chile, B4 Peace worked with Chilean musicians, dancers, anthropologists and artists to create a dance peace and ceremony to honor Chilean heroes of social justice and peace called Memoria. Hablar. Dignidad.

You can request an installation of banners of the 100 Flowers poem and other B4 Peace projects by contacting us: programs@gracecares.org

Donations to B4 Peace help the growth of peace art and social justice activism!