BRATTLEBORO >> The B4 Peace Project, with founders Namaya and Zoe Kopp, received an invitation from the Tehran Peace Museum to the opening ceremony for the Bridge of Many Rainbows mural presentation of the 100 Flowers of Peace Banners to be held on International Peace day on Sept. 21. The purpose is to promote and create bridges of understanding between Iran and the USA. This project uses art, music and word to engage the US and Iranian community, especially children, in a dialogue to build a bridge of peace.
There will be a celebration of Peace in Iran at Art Rat Studios on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. to create your own message of peace with Iran. Art supplies and crafts provided. Artists and musicians are invited. Dr.Eshagh Shaoul – noted Iranian scholar and musician will play his violin and talk about Peace with Iran.
Peace Art Workshop for Children at Tehran Peace Museum will explore "What is your vision of peace?" Namaya and fellow artists will work with the workshop participants to create the Bridge of Many Rainbows mural. Messages of peace through art, poetry, story and performance from children in the US will be shared with workshop participants at facebook/100 Flowers of peace. Create messages of peace with art, stories, poems, songs, dances, and videos and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and Namaya and Kopp will bring it with them to Iran for presentation.
Drs. Kopp and Namaya developed, and presented with local artists, the multimedia performance "Memoria. Hablar. Dignidad." in Santiago, Chile at the Villa Grimaldi Peace Park, a celebration of human rights heroes in Chile. At the Clearwater Festival the B4 Peace team created a series of peace arts projects. In 2015 they provided a series of Peace Building Leadership workshops in Algeria with the Rose d'Espoir. Learn more about their work at gracecares.org/b4peace/, b4peace.net or namayaproductions.com.
Celebrate Iran Peace Day at Art Rat Studios on Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m. at Blue Heron Pond, 773, Guilford St., Brattleboro. For more information visit namayaproductions.com