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GSU hosts an international exhibition of 150 artworks created by children

Posted On June 28, 2017

The Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University is a current site of an exceptional exhibition of approximately 150 pieces of children’s artwork from around the world.  The exhibition features the art work of elementary through high school students from a variety of nations assembled through the efforts of International Paint Pals.  The GSU exhibition is a portion of the art work organized for the 2015 World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Barcelona with an exhibition theme of “My Dream of Peace.”  Art work from 3,000 children in 91 countries was represented in the exhibition through actual work and a slide presentation. A number of student art works from Atlanta were included in the Barcelona exhibition, which are also on display in the GSU Exhibition.  The “Dream of Peace” exhibition may be found on the fifth floor of the Art and Humanities Building and in the first floor display case through August 21st.

The GSU display is one of the exhibits of children’s art work from the Nobel Peace Exhibition traveling around the globe. Another portion of the Exhibition toured schools in Kabul, Afghanistan, and then was displayed at the National Museum in Amman, Jordan in 2016.  Other art works were displayed at the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia early in 2017.  Currently an exhibit of the Nobel Art Exhibition is touring the United Kingdom. International Paint Pals (IPP) originated as a program of the Carter Presidential Center in 1995, with a goal of giving young people opportunities to express themselves on world issues in the universal language of art.  Over the years, major strategic partnerships have been developed between IPP and the United Nations, Olympic Games Committees, Boys & Girls Clubs, and Friendship Force International. IPP has also formed numerous working relationships with individuals and organizations worldwide.  Over 250,000 young people, ages 5 to 18, from more than 125 countries have participated in IPP’s art exhibitions and related education programs.  Exhibition themes have included Human and Civil Rights, Anti-Racism, Environmental Issues, Drug Abuse, The Olympic Spirit, and World Peace.  Individuals and groups may request an exhibition of the student Nobel Peace Exhibit to display in their school or community by contacting Linden Longino, Director of International Paint Pals (linden.longino@me.com)

“Dream of Peace” is on the fifth floor & the first floor display cabinets of the Art & Humanities Building through August 21st