Building a Peaceable Community deadline for international adult submissions

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NEW ORLEANS — Artists interested in Peace and Social Justice Issues are invited to submit their art to the Building a Peaceable Community International Open Art Invitational which is part of a 3-part, 3-week gallery event which will be hosted at the New Orleans Art Center (NOAC). NOAC is a satellite gallery of Prospect 4, a city wide triennial exhibition. Artists from around the world are invited to submit their art (paintings, performance, multimedia etc.) on the theme of Building a Peaceable Community.

Art show sponsor, Brattleboro's B4 Peace Director Zoe Kopp, said they planned this event because; "We need to create art, performance, and writing that celebrates peace!

Works will be selected through a juried process and there will be prizes for both the adult and youth shows. The jurors for this event are New Orleans based artists Gustavo Duque, Ti-Rock Moore and Tina Juran as well as B4 Peace directors Namaya and Dr. Zoe Kopp. Ti-rock Moore's show A Burning House has recently opened in New Orleans. Gustavo Duque's hopes the invitational inspires artists to submit works like his Artist Rage series that "expresses a reality and a wish to create hope for us so we can live without violence and in peace." Tina Juran, Art Director, at NOAC the host gallery welcomes an event that will inspire both the artist and visitors to the gallery. Submission deadline for the International show is Sept. 21 .

Youth Invitational: What You Say? What I Say! New Orleans Youth Art Invitational — Young artists are invited to submit their art, and performance work on the theme of Making New Orleans a More Peaceable Community. Submissions for Youth Invitation are due on Oct. 15.

Full information about the exhibit and the links to submit art are at gracecares.org/building.

The Pornography of War — In An Age of Desire exhibit is the third component of the Building a Peaceable Community. by the artist, poet and veteran Namaya "We have traveled around the globe creating peace and community projects. In this retrospective show I have created art, sculpture, and multimedia that looks at the impact of War and Militarism in society, and invites people to consider how to build a culture of peace from the personal to the national level. The three-week Building a Peaceable Community show will include an opening reception, live performances of selected works. A workshop for adult and youth artists and community members will be held on exploring activism through art and the question of how the next generation of social change artists will use their passion to create peaceable communities.


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