|Thank you for your support. This work represents about a decade of work– art, multimedia, poetry, performance. These projects have been helped by a small legions of peace fairies, activists, fellow Veterans for Peace, and our amazing team. Zoe Kopp as Project Manager, Dean Gallea – Chief Tech Guru, Joey Sawyer Shaw – Video God, Stephen Miller – Studio Manager, Yanella & Paul, Roger from NASA. Kip, and the many many more who make this possible. Also, thanks to www.gracecares.org Thanks to the River Garden for hosting and all of you for supporting these peace building projects. Some of the work is provocative, but our aim has been to engage people about the impact of war and militarism, racism and immigration, and fearlessly speaking truth to power. Now, more than ever, we need to speak Truth to Power. Peace is not just the absence of war, it is the presence of love.
October 1-31 at River Gallery – Main Street, Brattleboro, Vermont
In October, Namaya — artist, poet, and photographer will have several events: Oct 1-31 a show of his Peace Arts Projects & Vermont My Home Art at the River Garden on Main Street in Brattleboro. Namaya Art Rat for Peace will show works from his recent New Orleans retrospective show Building a Peaceable Community at the New Orleans’s Art Center. The event and peacebuilding is co-sponsored by Vermont Veterans for Peace and www.gracecares.org. A portion of profits benefit projects for Grace Cares.
At the New Orleans Arts Center part of the Prospect 4, “One of the most compelling shows on peace arts in New Orleans this season.”
This exhibit includes Peace & Human Rights Arts.
- Do Black Lives Matter?
- Pornography of War (Art on the impact of War and Militarism),
- Konsume (Cereal Killers & Sugar Junkies),
- Immigration (Welcome we are a nation of Immigrants), and works on peace building
- End Apartheid in the Holy Land
- Vermont My Home – Photographs on slate with poetry
Many of the pieces combine word/ poetry and art to create a powerful fresh image. All art work can be ordered on line at www.namayaproductions.com. A portion of the proceeds from this art sale will help with the children of Ayman Nijjim and bringing his children from Gaza.
October 2, 2018 12 noon at the River Garden, “Creating Peace Arts” Artist talk with Namaya and Zoe Kopp about this exhibit of Peace Arts and videos of Art projects created around the world.
|October 6, 2018 – Open Studio and Children’s Storytime and Peace Art Workshop
All are invited to a free Children’s Storytime and Peace Art Workshop from 12 -2 at the Art Rat Studio, 773 Guilford St, Brattleboro. At noon, Namaya will perform a story from his children’s CD “On the Island of Binga Bonga: The War that Never Was.” The CD with free listening can be found at https://namayajazzpoetstoryteller.bandcamp.com/. The performance is suitable for children of all ages. Afterwards, Namaya and the B4 Peace Team will lead a 1 hour Peace Arts Workshop with supplies provided. Namaya and the B4 Peace Team have created public art projects around the world and have been hosting children’s peace arts projects at the Art Rat studios. Open studio to follow from 2 until 4 PM
October 13 &14 2018 from noon – 6p
Vermont Crafts Council Open Studio at Namaya Art Rat Studio – 773 Guilford St. Brattleboro, Vermont
“Peace & Social Justice Art by Namaya” Art that celebrates Peace, Ecology and Vermont. At the “Art Rat Studio,” art for children, and art for all ages. Original art, posters, pictures of Vermont on slate with poetry, books and CDs by Namaya artist and poet. 3 miles from downtown Brattleboro. Vt. Life Publisher Dave Haskins said, “Namaya is a Vermont Treasure.”