Wednesday, March 23, 2005
The fourth annual P.E.A.C.E. Project will be on exhibit at the Depot April 29 through May 22, 2005. The mission of the P.E.A.C.E. Project (People Engaging in Art, Consciousness and Education) is to promote social awareness through the arts. Profound topics such as peace and justice are often best expressed through the creative process. The P.E.A.C.E. Project honors Nathan Hertzog, a true believer of social justice and peace. Nathan died in the summer of 1999. Stewards of the Nathan R. Hertzog Memorial Endowment at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation and the Steamboat Springs Arts Council are proud to present the 2005 project, WANTED. Two or more people collaborate to explore a specific local or global social issue, such as land use in the Yampa Valley, poverty in America, Iraq conflict and global population, etc. By learning about the issue, its origins and effects, the groups can determine what is the WANTED element for its resolution. The 2005 exhibit includes 28 projects, 14 teachers and over 160 students.