Cities of Peace ® is a suite of monumental gold-leaf paintings that honor the history and culture of world cities that have experienced major conflict and trauma, including Baghdad, Beijing, Hiroshima, Jerusalem, Kabul, Lhasa, Monrovia, New York, Sarajevo and Yerevan. Transforming anguish into beauty, the work emphasizes understanding as prerequisite to peace, and celebrates the best of the human spirit.
Providing children the opportunity to express their hopes and dreams for the future using the arts inspiring citizen engagement and change.
Our country and the broader world are experiencing dramatic changes and in some cases traumatic upheavals. Children’s anxieties about the future reflect the stress of these changes. The irony is that our children make up the one segment of our population which has the least voice on how their future will be shaped. And they will experience the most long lasting effect of those changes.
The Rise Theatre in Atlanta, GA is a safe place where creativity and collaboration abounds for those in recovery and their allies. It is a place where those in recovery come to be restored, inspired, supported and empowered through the arts. Peers are invited to create genuine, perfectly broken and humble displays of art that share hope and the joys of living in recovery.
Creative excellence is at the core of all that we do at Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada. Creativity is the ability to transcend traditions to build meaningful new ideas and innovations. It allows us to see the world differently.
We believe the arts are a means to engage communities in public dialogue, contribute to the development of a community's creative learning, provide a powerful tool for community mobilization, and help build community capacity and leadership. In addition to creating and touring internationally, Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada actively engages in projects and initiatives in the community every year on relevant challenges and issues.
Fred Mandell interviewed Mandela’s authorized biographer, Charlene Smith.
Ms. Smith is a multi-award winning journalist, documentary film-maker, broadcaster and an authorized biographer of Nelson Mandela. She has written four books on Mandela including Mandela (2013). Learn more about Charlene Smith at www.charlenesmithwriter.com.