Presentation on theme: "The Art Miles Mural Project"— Presentation transcript:
1The Art Miles Mural Project A RECOGNIZED AND APPROVED PROJECT IN SUPPORT OF THEUNITED NATIONS EDUCATION, SCIENTIFIC, AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO)DECADE FOR THE CULTURE OF PEACE AND NON VIOLENCE AMONG CHILDREN OF THE WORLD ( )and the Convention for the Rights of the Child
3Twelve MILES of MURAL S!Environment, Indigenous, Multicultural, Women, Music, Sports, Senior, Great Wall, Fairy Tale, Mentor, Celebrity, Peace, Unity and Healing – a 100% volunteer project ready to “turn the corner”
6It’s all about the process It’s all about the process! We encourage dialogue AND prevention of violence through art! (and YOU exemplify our ideals)“…So I traded my cleats for canvas, my bruises for brushes, and put all the violence and power I had felt on the field into my paintings.“ Ernie Barnes
7We Paint in Palaces and on Playgrounds and around Pyramids! Rathaus Palace (City Hall), Vienna, AustriaPyramids of Teotichuacan, Mexico
8“Some” of our “mural marathons” include large numbers of painters! Colchester, Connecticut (1,005)Eastbourne, England (1,200)Valencia, Spain (1,200)Teotichuacan, Mexico (1,505)Lahore, Pakistan (800)Vienna, Austria (750)Egypt (+2,000)Hong Kong (1,070)San Francisco, California (650)San Diego, California (1,000)Montreal, Canada (600)
9Our MissionThe Art Miles Mural Project is dedicated to creating one mural at a time, one mile at a time;(promoting education, cultural awareness, environmental consciousness, and teaching respect and understanding as we aim for the spirit of world peace)
10We believe in youth! We believe their voices must be heard!
11Our Vision is …To see the process of creating murals become internationally recognized for their efforts in documenting, educating and awakening people’s level of understandingTo participate in major events world wide(including the 2007 Pacific Olympic Games in Samoa andthe 2008 Olympics in Beijing)And most importantly, to support all children everywhere!
12Recent Honors!- Art Miles is the recipient of the 2006 Earth Charter Award from the Earth Society Foundation- Art Miles was nominated for the 2006 Americans for the Arts Public Arts Network AwardArt Miles will be honored at the Montreux Jazz Festival as one of 10 Artists for Peace! (July 2006)and…UNESCO Headquarters has invitedArt Miles to exhibit sports murals during the Sports for Peace Conference next month (July) in Paris and in August, in Sweden!
13His Holiness, theDalai Lama to Adventurer, Pasquale Scaturro… Art Miles is officially recognized as an active and vital participant for the UNESCO Decade for the Culture of Peace and Non Violence Among Children of the WorldThere are hundreds of testimonials to the success and effectiveness of The Art Miles Mural Project ranging fromHis Holiness, theDalai Lama toAdventurer, Pasquale Scaturro…
14Our FutureArt Miles Mural Project will continue creating murals throughout the remainder of the UNESCO Decade for the Culture of Peace and Non Violence Among Children of the World with the plan of connecting them together and unveiling them at The Great Pyramids of Egypt in 2010(Egyptian Ministry of Education has mandated that all Egyptian Schools (30,000) will participate)
16HistoryThe project began in 1997 in an orphanage with 350 children as a result of conflicts in the Balkans. The first mural was created on a bullet ridden bed sheet…the children who had no surviving relatives created a 3 part mural entitled “yesterday, today and tomorrow”.
17History (cont)Since that time over 1,400 murals and more than 40,000 people from over 100 countries have participated in creating murals, with exhibitions held in major World Cultural Heritage SitesWe have exhibited murals for famous events,- The Concert of Hope for New York City- The World Peace Sanctuary, World Peace Day- Kalachakra Peace Festival, Graz, Austria withHis Holiness, The Dalai Lama- BRIDGE Conference, Beirut, Lebanon- Alexandria, Biennale, Egypt- Millennium Hotel, New York City- Ground Zero, Central Park and, Columbia University, St. John the Divine and Washington Park, New York City- Rathaus (Palace) and Technical Museum, Vienna, Austria- Crossroads International, Hong Kong- National Network For Youth Conference,Washington, DC- Marriott Hotel, US EPA Conference and City of Denver, Colorado- UN Global Climate Change Conference, Montreal, Canada- International Children’s Conference on the Environment, UK and USA
18We have completed more than 1,400 murals from around the world, but need a total of 5,280 by the end of 2010!
19Murals are painted by street kids in Peru, California, New York and Chicago…and by children in Refugee Centers, Homeless Shelters, Runaway Shelters, Institutions and cities, towns and villages
20African Cup Winning Country University Art Students Painting a Sports Muralin Egypt….!
22The Pacific Games in Samoa in 2007, and then on All 12 miles will travel to Egypt in 2010, but first toThe Pacific Games in Samoa in 2007, and then onto Beijing, China in 2008!Mural Created July 22, 2006, Alexandria, Egypt - American Cultural Center
27The Peace, Unity and Healing Mural was born during the actual tragedy of September 11, 2001amidst the International Children’s Environmentalhealth conference in Washington, DC…followed by an outpouring of foot muralscreated by people at American Red CrossCenters from across the nation…and fromaround the world
28Murals are painted by children and people from the Middle East to portray their CULTURE & TRADITIONS (above Egypt - Below Qatar)
29Murals are painted by children concerned about the Urban environment, endangered species…clean air!
30Sports from an “inner spiritual view” Denver, Colorado
31Murals HEAL! Murals were created to help heal and to help raise funds for concerts, special events and other activities (Tsunami, BAM and Japan Earthquakes, Katrina and Pakistan)!
37by kids concerned about Murals are paintedby kids concerned aboutPEACE!
38pain and feel the pain of others in faraway places like Beslan… Murals are painted by others, including refugees who set aside their ownpain and feel the pain of others in faraway places like Beslan…sending their compassion about youth violence and horrorabout child soldiers, street gangs, victims of VIOLENCE!Traiskirchen Refugee Center, AustriaAustralian International School, Hong KongTrinity Elementary School, ManhattanMessage to Beslan
39The Celebrity Mile is on the MOVE! Celebrities fight for causes too!
40While Painting Murals, we also recently started painting shoes for the “Invisible Children” in Uganda
41We need your help!to help us identify young people for our Peace Paint Ambassador Program: youth volunteers willing to be spokespersons and representatives of Art Miles!Pictured Below, San Diego International High School Peace Paint Ambassadors with murals created by children from the Hong Kong Marathon, November 2005
42We and all the thousands of painters and millions of children around the world, need YOU