Art of Peace Festival supports Childen’s Advocacy Center
Thursday, 06 September 2012 by Keith Bahlmann
The 4th Annual Art of Peace Festival was created to celebrate and support International Day of Peace.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Children's Advocacy Center of Central Texas.
The event is hosted by Cedarbrake Retreat Center on Sunday, September 16 at 3:00, and will include live music, poetry, a silent auction of original art, and one-of-a kind hand-painted pinwheels (part of the international Pinwheel for Peace Project).
Doors will open at 2:30 and proceeds from this event benefit Children's Advocacy Center of Central Texas in Belton.
Tickets are $20.00. Reservations are appreciated, but tickets will be available at the door.
Emily Kaitz from Fayetteville, Arkansas will once again be double duty as event emcee and will be performing this year with Greg Lowry from Austin.
Also performing are Richard Berman from Amherst, MA and Adler and Hearne from Winnsboro, TX. Readings will be by poets Anne McCrady from Henderson, Texas and Allen Gray from Copperas Cove, TX.
"It is my hope that this event will bring attention to the goals and ideals of International Day of Peace, and to the important work of the Children's Advocacy Center of Central Texas, which provides comprehensive care and services for abused and neglected children. We have a great event planned for this year and there are many people to thank.
I am so grateful to every single person who has supported this idea, whether it was a word of encouragement, a gift of time, a work of art, or a donation of money," said Festival coordinator, Helen Kwiatkowski.
The artworks donated for the silent auction were created by local, regional and national artists.
Invited artists include: Wynona Alexander, Michael Blair, Ellen Burhow, Joanne Cervantes, Jerome Collins, Lauren Cross, Lynn Millsap Clark, Edmo, Alyssa Geiger, Nancy Isett, Barbara Fontaine-White, Barry George, Deborah Hartigan, Melanie Hickerson, Tom Hicks, Emily Kaitz, Helen Kwiatkowski, Marilyn Ritchie, Hershall Seals, Pat Seals, Sharon Smith, Sharron Stephenson, Barbara Sorge,
All works will on view online as they become available on the festival website (artofpeacefestival.com).
In addition, Amy Flinn will have the 3rd flight of the 1000 Dove Project. Inspired by the chains of origami cranes at St. Paul's Chapel in New York Amy will be creating 1000 clay doves over the course of 10 years, with all the money going to Children's Advocacy.
Event support includes Belton Rotary, Temple South Rotary, InSpiritry and Print It, Outback of Killeen, UMHB Conservatory of Music, UMHB Department of Art.
For reservations or information about The Art of Peace Festival please visit: http://artofpeacefestival.com/ For information about the Children's Advocacy Center please visit: http://www.cacct.com/.