Art Project 2000: International Art Exchange Promotes World Peace
-A Hand's On Millennium Event
week of April 23-30, 2000 marks the 4th biennial Global Art Project
(GAP) exchange, a multicultural, multimedia event that has linked
approximately 30,000 participants on six continents who choose to
share their creative visions of a World at Peace. Headquartered
in Tucson, Arizona, with the direction of founder Katherine Josten,
GAP provides a unique worldwide matching system enabling individuals
and groups of diverse ages and backgrounds the opportunity to exchange
art as a "Gift of Global Friendship". The exchange will result in
thousands of messages of Peace and Friendship simultaneously encircling
the Earth during the last week of April.
grassroot beginnings in 1994 with 3,600 participants; 6,300 in 1996
to over 20,000 in 1998, GAP's growing international impact is evident.
Support for GAP is diverse, ranging from governmental agencies and
institutions, public and private sector organizations and groups
to individual interest. Prior exchange efforts of the Global Art
Project, a non-profit organization, previously acknowledged as newsworthy,
now become a "Millennium Art Event" focusing on the value of the
arts as a pathway to understand the world as it is and to imagine
how it might be. Stated Boston Globe correspondent, Kathy P. Behan,
"the idea is as simple as it is profound - to spread World Peace
and Unity through art.
representative of the tremendous response to the Global Art Project
is the on-going "Let's All Join Hands!" project, a collection of
paper hand cut-outs expressing messages for global peace and friendship.
Visions of Global Unity: Inspired Images from the Global Art Project,
a 30-picture postcard book from the 1994 exchange is sold at the
United Nations Bookshop/NY and through the Global Art Project. Images
in the 1996 and 1998 GAP gallery @www.global-art.org may be downloaded
for publication with this press release. Interviews and further
documentation of the complete project are available upon request.
Global Art Project 2000 Registration Deadline is February 14, 2000
Table for GAP 2000 Exchange:
1) International Registration for Participation: Postmark Deadline
- February 14, 2000.
2) Creation of Artwork Expressing Global Unity (any medium - visual,
literary, audio, performance, etc.): March 2000.
3) Local Community Displays of the Art Created: April 1-22, 2000
4) Worldwide Art Exchange: April 22-30, 2000
5) Community Exhibits of Art Received: Ongoing
6) Paper Hands for the "Let's All Join Hands" Project may be sent
to GAP at any time.
additional information, contact Katherine
Josten send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Global Art
Project, PO Box 40445, Tucson AZ, 85717, USA.