Category: Painting

Art Therapy: Refugees in Ugandan Camp Using Drawing and Drama to Heal Trauma

The Nakivale Refugee Settlement is home to more than 94,000 refugees, many of whom experienced trauma before they escaped from conflicts in nearby countries. The camp’s only entrepreneur network, Opportunigee, is now behind new programs using art therapy to help transform the lives of refugees, especially children. Patricia Lindrio, Reporter   — Photo at top: Telesphore Ndayishimye, a teacher at...

After 100 years, from a Urinal to a Bin- Time for change?

  Will Gompertz, the Arts editor of the BBC, wrote about Banksy’s shredded painting: “This is what I think about Love is in the Bin. It will come to be seen as one of the most significant artworks of the early 21st Century.It is not a great painting that can be compared to a late Rembrandt, or a sculpture to...

For these Iranian twin-sister artists, collaboration is “like one person working with her other self”

• 1 week ago · Written by Omid Memarian The artists Bahareh and Farzaneh Safarani. Photo by Justin Aversano, courtesy the Safarani sisters. Does art imitate life or the other way around? “Reincarnation”, the Iranian-born artists Bahareh and Farzaneh Safarani’s first independent show in New York City combines painting, video and performance. The work is also part of the twin sisters’ personal...

#unborder collaborations

  Day #56, 20 October 2018, Lusaka, Zambia. “In Zambia we took a new route for our artistic collaborations, unlike last two countries where artists from one medium were collaborating with each other, we had cross-media collaborations. It was a great collaborative process as we narrowed down our thoughts into one word each person, describing the feeling we get when...

February 15, 2003 Photography, by George Lottermoser

Photography ©2003 Lottermoser

Say No to Violence in the Media and in Toys by Kealey Pringle

The Media & the Toys Playing with violent toys and exposure to violent forms of media: TV, videos, computer games, and the Internet is all part of the same picture. Violent toys and media teach children that: war and fighting is a game, an adventure, killing is acceptable, even fun, violence or the threat of violence is the only way...

Creating a Culture of Peace: one less weapon at a time. A story from Mozambique by Theresa Wolfwood

The fragile peace of the impoverished African country of Mozambique rests uneasily on caches of thousands of weapons left over from sixteen years of civil war. “Maintaining a Culture of Peace Requires an Economic Solution.” Albino Forquilha, coordinator of the “Transforming Arms into Ploughshares” Project of the Christian Council of Churches explained to Canadian peace and development activists recently how...

Interview with Kobra about his Peace Project “Colors of Liberty”, New York 2018 By

Kobra is currently in New York City with his latest project “Colors of Liberty”. The Brazillian street artist is busy creating a series of murals promoting peace to the masses, through the power of street art. With his celebrated style and his unique colours, all of them will have a common message: a cry for world peace and a protest...

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