Seven Continents Join 2002 Global Art Project for World Peace
-Antarctica Participates in International Art Event-
Tucson, Arizona, September 12, 2001. McMurdo Base in Antarctica
has confirmed its participation in the 2002 Global Art Project.
Now artists on all seven continents will participate in this international
event to promote world peace, says Project Founder/Director
Katherine Josten, a Tucson-based artist.
The Global Art Project invites participants around the worldgroups
and individualsto join
in a multicultural expression of global love and friendship through
art. Anyone can participate.
Since its beginning in 1994, the Project has joined together
over 40,000 participants. The fifth biennial Global Art Project
will occur in March/April 2002. Participants around the world will
create, exhibit and exchange art expressing their ideas of a peaceful
global community resulting in thousands of messages of global
love and friendship simultaneously encircling the Earth during the
week of April 23-30.
Over 50 Regional Coordinators are currently helping to organize
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, womens
clubs, youth programs, and YMCAs. Hundreds of schools in locations
around the world will participate and will involve thousands of
students from kindergarten through graduate school. The Project
will connect people of diverse cultural backgrounds, providing exposure
to new ideas and a feeling of connection to the Whole. People
joined together with a clear intent have an incredible power to
affect the world. The Global Art Project helps to heal on a personal,
community and global level. The process begins by creating a personal
expression of love from the heart, sharing it with the local community,
and then sending it off to the global community. says 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 peopleshort,
tall, black, whiteholding hands around the world. Holding
hands is a sign of peace. People cant fight if theyre
To take creative action for peace NOW, participate in Lets
All Join Hands: Trace around your hand on a piece of paper.
Color both sides of the paper hand and cut it out. Write your wish
for global peace and your name and country in your native script
on the hand. You may add art or you can leave it simple. Send it
to the Global Art Project address below. Volunteers will join your
hand with thousands of other hands as a tangible representation
of the people around the world who join their energy together NOW
to create a peaceful future.
The Global Art Project is a non-profit, grass-roots organization.
Organizers invite your donations and sponsorships to support the
Project. For additional information about the Global Art Project
and how you can participate and help, visit 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.
Art Project Time-Line
1. February 28: Registration postmark deadline.
2. March: Creation of art expressing global unity, any mediumvisual,
literary, performance, etc.
3. April 1-22: Local community exhibitions/performances of
4. April 23-30: Worldwide art exchange.
5. Ongoing: Community exhibitions of art received.
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
through the United Nations Bookshop, NY and through the Global Art
on the Global Art Project website at www.global-art.org may be downloaded
publication with this press release. Interviews with individuals and
/or groups and further documentation of the complete project are available