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Creative Despite War: A Film On Afghanistan’s Most Resilient Artists

GOOD   
April 26th, 2013

Creative Despite War: A Film On Afghanistan’s Most Resilient Artists

Despite thirty years of conflict, Afghanistan is still home to multiple artists who are part of a blossoming movement that affirms the resilience and strength of humanity and hope.

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Anti-violence street art competes with Chávez in Caracas

ejlevy   
September 12th, 2012

Anti-violence street art competes with Chávez in Caracas

As President Hugo Chávez and challenger Henrique Capriles brawl over the airwaves, supporters of both camps have taken to the streets to blanket the city with posters, murals, graffiti and stencils.

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Judy Baca, Hispanic Muralist, Speaks At Honoring Women’s Rights Conference

VOXXI    Video
August 1st, 2012

Judy Baca, Hispanic Muralist, Speaks At Honoring Women’s Rights Conference

Born to Mexican parents, Baca focuses her public art on issues related to the “historically disenfranchised.” She creates murals centered on women, the working poor and the elderly among immigrant communities.

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Under-represented Women and Girls Get an Artistic Hand Up by Native American Artist

PRWeb   
July 16th, 2012

Under-represented Women and Girls Get an Artistic Hand Up by Native American Artist

Art therapy is a strong, safe way to express feelings. She says, “I’m not a trained art therapist, but it just made sense and the women really like it. “

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Latin American Graffiti And Urban Art: Online And In The Streets

Global Voices    Video
June 21st, 2012

Latin American Graffiti And Urban Art: Online And In The Streets

In Chile, contemporary urban art finds a great “art for everyone” gallery, placing great works in various cities and public spaces.

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The Art Of Survival In Post-Saddam Iraq

50.50   
April 15th, 2013

The Art Of Survival In Post-Saddam Iraq

A decade after the Iraq war, the legacy of violence still remains. However, artists are using film, painting, and poetry to express the conflicts and experiences of the country in a new way.

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Summer Arts Keep Students Learning

Voice of America   
August 10th, 2012

Summer Arts Keep Students Learning

“We need kids to master reading and math. Arts gets them excited about being there every day. And the arts use reading and math. The arts are a great way to tie together learning experiences,” he says.

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New 4-story Mural Downtown Proclaims ‘Welcome to America’s Bicycle Capital’

Bike Portland   
July 31st, 2012

New 4-story Mural Downtown Proclaims ‘Welcome to America’s Bicycle Capital’

“Experience Portland’s love of bikes and have yet another great photo opportunity.” As for locals, Roll adds that, “we can revel in the pride of a 6% bicycle commuter rate, and always push the bar higher… or bigger.”

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Luton Peace Message Painted On Iraq Mountain

BBC News   
July 6th, 2012

Luton Peace Message Painted On Iraq Mountain

“For me the message is ‘let’s find some common humanity, let’s do something beautiful that suggests we can rise above this’ and Iraq seemed an obvious choice to use for that symbol.”

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UWT Gets Gift Of Picasso From Peace Activist

Bellingham Herald   
May 8th, 2012

UWT Gets Gift Of Picasso From Peace Activist

In a ceremony April 30 that honored Bichsel’s life and commitment to peace and justice, Picasso’s 1953 line drawing “La Visage de la Paix (The Face of Peace)” was offered up by the Jesuit priest on behalf of the reconciliation group he led to Japan in 2009.

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