8’ x 24’ Mural designed and painted by students at the HVCC through the Mural Arts program. Made with support by The HVCC, The Awesome Foundation, Williams Lumber, Sherwin Williams, The Giving Back Foundation, Andrew Kaminski and private sponsors. Special thanks to Arlene Dyer and the HVCC staff for all of their help and Chris Petsas, Joseph McClinton and Gary Dorsey for installation assistance
Thousands of youth and dozens of artists have participated in this grassroots community engaged arts program developed in 2009 by Kelli Bickman in Peekskill, NY. Grants and partners include the Awesome Foundation, A to Z Impact Fund, the Giving Back Foundation, the Global Sisters Fund, ArtsWestchester ArtsAlive grant, The Salvation Army, the Peekskill Rotary, The Rye Arts Center, Bodhi Kids at KTD Monastery, Healthy Kids in the Hudson Valley, the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art and Art in Public Places in Jacksonville, FL and many more.
This is grassroots community engaged public art! The World Peace Mural began at the Odd Fellows Temple Art & Theater space in Saugerties, NY to celebrate UN designated International Day of Peace. Hundreds of works of art were included in the project from around the globe. There was an outpouring of love and peace from the entire community by coming together to help facilitate the creation of this beautiful work of art. Over time, the project continues to grow with thousands of people having left their message on the mural. It has been exhibited at the Woodstock Peace Festival, the Parliament for World Religions, Strawberry Fields in NYC and much more. We one day hope to donate it to the United Nations as an offering in solidarity from peacekeepers around the globe. All are invited to participate.
George Takei presents released a video on the World Peace Mural here on FB…check it out, almost 500k hits!!! https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=george%20takei%20world%20peace%20mural
"Peace Man" - a young artist adds his touch to the World Peace Mural, Woodstock, NY. Thousands of youth and adults have participated in creating this large scale work of art dedicated to creating a more peaceful way of life.
If you are interested in hiring Kelli for your school or facility or private event to create a mural please contact her directly via the contact form with specifics...how many participants, location, size of venue, budget, etc