September 30, 2003
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Global Art Project 2004:
Art Event Promotes Peace-
Tucson, Arizona, USA, September 30, 2003. The Sixth Biennial Global
Art Project for Peace invites participants around the world - groups
and individuals - to join in a multicultural expression of global
unity through art. Anyone can participate.
In March/April 2004, 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 simultaneously
encircling the Earth during the week of April 23-30.
Since it's beginning in 1994, the Global Art Project has linked
56,000 participants on seven continents. Nominated for a 2002
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. Over 100
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 exhibitions in their local communities. Participating
groups include art councils, artist cooperatives, music and dance
groups, churches, environmental and community groups, Big Sisters,
Boy Scouts, hospitals, women's clubs, youth programs, and YMCAs.
Hundreds of schools in locations around the world will participate
and will involve thousands of students from kindergarten through
"The Global Art Project gives participants an opportunity
to seed the future with visions of peace. The Project heals on all
levels: personal, community and global. The process begins by creating
a personal expression of love from the heart, the art is then shared
with the local community, and finally it's sent off to form a global
community. People joined together with a clear intent for peace
have an incredible power to affect the world," says Project
Founder/Director, Katherine Josten.
In the words of one 10 year-old participant, "I drew a picture
of the Earth, and then a bunch of different types of people-short,
tall, black, white-holding hands around the world. Holding hands
is a sign of peace. People can't fight if they're holding hands."
The Global Art Project 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 http://www.global-art.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.
2004 Global Art Project Time-Line
February 28: International Registration for participation
March: Creation of art expressing global unity (any medium-visual,
literary, performance, etc.)
April 1-22: Local community exhibitions/performances of
April 23-30: Worldwide art exchange.
Ongoing: 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
Images on the Global Art Project website at www.global-art.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.
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