Global Art Project: Art for Peace

Joel D. Valdez Main Library
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Art for Peace created by Global Art Project for Peace participants around the world will be on display in the main lobby of the Joel D. Valdez library. The display includes a selection from the many thousands of artworks sent to Global Art Project for Peace participants in Tucson. Brochures for the upcoming 2018 Global Art Project exchange will be available in the lobby with the exhibition. The Global Art Project for Peace is a Tucson-based, 501(c)3 organization.

The Mission of the Global Art Project is to joyously create a culture of peace through art. The Project celebrates diversity and multi-culturalism while expressing the idea: We Are All One. Nominated for a UNESCO Prize, the Global Art Project is an international art exchange for peace with over 145,000 participants in 93 countries on seven continents. Anyone can participate! Participants create and exchange a work of art expressing their personal vision of global peace and goodwill.

Here's how it works: Participants create a work of art in any medium, expressing their vision of global peace and goodwill. The art is displayed locally in each participant's community. Global Art Project then organizes an international exchange by matching participants-group-to-group and individual-to-individual. The exchange occurs April 23-30 biennially, resulting in thousands of people sending messages of Peace around the world at one time-visions of unity simultaneously encircle the Earth. The art is sent as a gift of global friendship and exhibited in the receiving community.

Participants may send documentation of the art created and of the people who came together to create the art to the GAP Art Bank. Global Art Project exhibitions, books, slide presentations, and a website give people an opportunity to experience visions of peace and unity created by individuals from diverse cultures around the world.

200 Regional Coordinators around the world are now preparing for the next international exchange in April 2018.

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