Thursday, August 03, 2006

Art for Peace: Calling all Young Artists!

Calling all young people!

The Railroad Street Youth Project is asking for submissions of artistic expression from young people around the world. These works of art will be displayed at a special art exposition to be held at the United Nations on September 21, 2006.

The group is calling for submissions of artwork in any medium. The project's aim is to ask young people to take some time to think about what peace looks like. What it feels like, in color, or in black and white. In sculpture, in painting, drawing, collage, photography, beadwork, or any other form of expression. The point is, how do you define and represent peace, either on the local or community level, or on a personal or global level?

The exposition will be part of the International Day of Peace celebration on September 21st, a worldwide movement to create a global ceasefire and day of peace and nonviolence. For more information about the International Day of Peace, go to

Meanwhile, you can contact Lannie Moore at the Railroad Street Youth Project at Submissions of art are due by September 1, 2006.

At a time when the world seems overshadowed by war and carnage, isn't it wonderful that young people are taking the initiative to call for peace through ART?

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