Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Student's Peacemaker Art

Keep checking here, on Facebook or on our website to learn more about the upcoming art show of DISD students' portraits of Peacemakers from around the world. Creating a collage portrait from found objects of people like Martin Luther King, Mother Theresa, Ceasar Chavez, etc. is one of the curriculum sections of MasterPEACE: Young artists making a kinder world. Coming Soon!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Stations Two RWANDA

The photo is one from the celebration and christening of Stations Two in Kigali Hotel Palisse. Burundi musicians and singers lead the procession from hotel. The singers loved that the Burundi women at Grace Methodist in Dallas, wrote them a note on Stations and adopted Nancy Rebal as their sister. The Forgiveness Dude cut-out (as Diane Hosey dubbed it) that invites people to share their words of forgiveness, is now in permanent collection of the education program at the Genocide Museum. The Museum Director there would like to have MasterPeace taught there as well and wants to explore a school in Dallas sharing with the children in a school in Kigali using the same program.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Update Stations TWO

Check out the beautiful pictures and updated blog about STATIONS TWO - Gathering the Collective Voice of Forgiveness in Rwanda. Internet connections are iffy there so they are updating when they can. This interactive public artwork is to help commemorate the 15th anniversary of the genocide. Much sadness but also catharsis and joy.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Stations Two to Rwanda

Follow friends' blog to Rwanda to help commemorate the 15th anniversary of the genocide. They are bringing STATIONS TWO, an interactive artwork collecting the human voice of forgiveness.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Being 58 - a poem

I fly through the air with the the greatest of ease
The woman way up on the flying trapeze.

The body is older and wider than some
But healthy and vibrant up under the sun.

The mind is more thoughtful, reflective and calm
The heart grows wider spreading the balm.

My outlook is sunny and funny and true
I talk of the new age coming out of the blue.

I know days are coming perhaps full of despair
But I continue to fly way up in the air.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Peace in Action - Dallas School Kids

One of the lessons in the MasterPEACE curriculum is making a commitment to peace. Dallas students create a magnetized peace commitment they can place on the fridge or their locker reminding them to "be nicer to my sister", "not gossip about friends", "control my emotions" and so forth. Photographer John Katz took a photo if a young girl who has become a hero to me. Her commitment to peace, "never give up". Look for an upcoming art show of the Dallas school children's work at the Women Museum.