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Visions of Peace
A metropolitan Children’s Exhibit of Art interpreting the United Nations
Convention on the Rights of the Child
Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery
33 East Adams, Detroit, MI. 313-963-7575
In this challenging time, this exhibit entitles children to envision a
peaceful, harmonious, healthful, compassionate world which they can help
create by this very process. Lillian Genser was inducted into the Michigan
Women’s Hall of Fame for her peace education of the past forty years. She is
the former Director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies and a
nationally recognized peace activist. Please join us in honoring her and her
efforts devoted to peace and education at the festivities. Sponsored by
Wayne State University’s Center for Peace and Conflict Studies in the
College of Urban, Labor and Metropolitan Affairs, the Lillian M. Genser
Internship for Peace and Human Rights Through the Arts, Artists for Peace,
The Buck Dinner.
UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD
- The Right to affection, love and understanding
- The Right to adequate nutrition and medical care
- The Right to free education
- The Right to full opportunity for play and recreation
- The Right to a name and a nationality
- The Right to special care if handicapped
- The Right to be among the first to receive relief in times of
- The Right to be a useful member of society and to develop individual
- The Right to be brought up in a spirit of peace and universal
- The Right to enjoy these rights regardless of race, color, sex,
religion, national or social origin
Sculpture “WAR” is Available for Loan:
"WAR" is composed of two sculptures. One depicts
an Iraqi mother holding her wounded child in her arms. The other is an
American soldier whose wounded buddy has collapsed against him, dropping his
gun. The women is looking into the eyes of the soldier, who is weeping. He
is looking into her face, which is filled with despair. The viewer can walk
between the two sculptures and look, first into the soldier's eyes, and then
turn to look into the mother's eyes -- seeing what each of them sees. The
sculpture is dedicated to peace. It shows us the price of war in human
terms. Click here to view.
available for loan to galleries and organizations, public and private. It is
is 28”h x 9”w x 6”l and weights 100 pounds. It can be exhibited indoors or
outdoors. A deposit and shipping, handling and insurance fees are required.
If you wish to exhibit the sculpture, please contact the artist. “WAR” has
exhibited in over two dozens venues across the country since its creation in
In an atmosphere of encouragement and support, Figurative Sculpture
classes for beginners to advanced students are offered with Lansing
Community College in Howell, MI. Private lessons and individual critique are
also offered in the artist's studio in Ann Arbor, MI.
Please contact the artist for the current class
schedule and individual private lessons.
“Creating Outer Form, Transforming Inner Space”, Co-author.
The book addresses the transformations in my sculpture students.
Transformations of self, toward others and in the world. Interviews with 28
students. Photo documentary.
Contact the artist for more information about
the book and publishing information.
Artists for Peace:
Founded in 2003, Artists for Peace believes that through our art we can
create a better world. We are sculptors, painters, print-makers, musicians,
dancers, editors, writers, quilt and textile-makers, graphic designers, actors
and other cultural workers and supporters. Our Mission is to create peace and
social justice through art. For more information contact: