andDr. Ellen Frank,Cities of Peace Founder and Artistic Director
Friday, June 22, 5 - 7 pm
On View June 22 - September 8, 2018
Cities of Peace and Lyme Academy are thrilled to announce the United States premiere of the Yerevan painting, Yerevan, To Know Wisdom.The painting was shipped especially from Armenia for the exhibition through the generous donation of Dr. John & Donita Aruny.
In addition, save the Date! The college will present an International Panel onCities of Peace: The Art of Peacebuilding,onSeptember 7.Lyme Academy will offer the first Cities of Peace college course: Cultural Diplomacy through the Arts,engaging the student body as cultural ambassadors for peace through art.
Cities of Peace honors the history and culture of various cities that have experienced major conflict and trauma through the creation of monumental collaborative paintings, includingBaghdad,Beijing,Hiroshima,Jerusalem,Kabul,Lhasa,Monrovia,New York,Sarajevo,Yerevan, and nowPristina. Founder and artistic director of Cities of Peace, Ellen Frank, Ph.D.'s visit to Jerusalem in 1999 inspired her to produce the first painting in the series and to visualize the creation of other works representing additional cities that have survived strife. The series directs action through hopeful energy by celebrating the best of the human spirit, transforming anguish into beauty.