Press Conference to Announce the Providence Peace Art Partnership
URI Feinstein Providence Campus
80 Washington Street – Ground Floor Gallery
Providence, Rhode Island
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 4:00 pm
September 16, 2009. The Providence Peace Art Partnership will be announced at a Press Conference on Wednesday, September 16, 2009, at 4:00 pm, in the Gallery at the URI Feinstein Providence Campus, 30 Washington Street, downtown Providence. Five prominent organizations will be announcing their participation and goals for the partnership: Steven Pennell of the URI Feinstein Providence Campus Urban Arts and Culture Program, Rebecca Siemering of Providence Art Windows, Jodi Glass of the RI Commission on Prejudice and Bias, Ginny Fox of the Peace Flag Project, and Deanna Camputaro of the Arts, Communication, and Teaching Academy of Central Falls High School, a URI Academy Public School.
Drawing on a rich local culture of art and peace, the partnership will mount exhibitions in September 2010 in support of Providence’s annual September celebration of the UN International Day of Peace. The exhibits will take place in downtown Providence at several venues such as the URI Providence Arts and Culture Program and Providence Art Windows. The 2010 exhibit will run throughout September and will be free to the public.
“Art can inspire us, move us; it helps us to see the world in a fresh way. Opening us up to new ways of thinking about peace through art is the focus of this new year-long collaborative effort by several Providence art, peace and educational organizations,” said Steven Pennell, Coordinator of the URI Providence Arts and Culture Program. “We’re delighted to be working with all these groups to create and exhibit art about peace, an important issue for each of us and for our world.”
This exciting art/peace partnership is planned as Providence’s seventh annual celebration of the United Nations’ International Day of Peace. Ginny Fox, Director of the Peace Flag Project and principal organizer of Providence’s Peace Day celebrations for the last six years, added “it has been an inspiration to watch these annual peace celebrations grow year after year. We are particularly pleased that in 2010 the peace celebration will span the whole month of September.”
Ms. Fox will also announce that this year’s 2009 Peace Day will be celebrated at Burnside Park at Kennedy Plaza on Sunday, September 20, 2009, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public. For details, see www.thepeaceflagproject.org