Miami: -The Peace Mural Foundation is proud to announce that the Peace Mural will be on display in December 1-31. Having had a number of exhibits all across the U.S. this year, we are excited to return our work to our diverse hometown population of South Florida and celebrate the Holiday season.
Just around the bench, two blocks walking south from Art Basel, The “ art biography of the Vietnamese-American artist Huong is on exhibit, This cathartic muralconnects the conceptsof war , peace, immigration, refugees, justice , nature and displacement through the eyes of the survivor whose determination to pass the peace forward is purged and painted on canvas. Her Peace Opus is a culmination of 35 years of searing memories that bring history to life, depicts the universal pain of war and calling for Peace. This is a must see event.
This spectacular and timely exhibit is both evocative and provocative will carries the power to echo for years to come. Her Peace Mural collectively form a body of work that addresses the worldwide issues today
Huong has participated in more than 100 expositions in the United States and Canada, and has been featured in national news outlets like PBS, The Huffington Post, New York Times, and Washington Post. She has been hosted by The Department of Homeland Security, National Council of La Raza, and has had sponsors like The American Library Association. The institution of national Policy study and many more, for press review of her work, Google peace mural by Huong.
The Peace Mural opens daily from 10-10pm, from Dec 1 to April 30th.2014. FREE admission to public. Come meet this extraordinary artist and peace activist and have Huong signs your poster LET’S THINK PEACE, A Complementary from Peace mural Foundation and 420 Lincoln Road Associates, Ltd. Limit.
100 posters only as first come first serve.
Peace Mural on Display at NIIC
The NIIC 2013 crew is thrilled and honored to invite Huong, a Vietnamese-American artist and activist, to share her beautiful, visionary murals at our conference space this year.
If you live in Miami, you may have seen “Immigration – The Wall of Borders,” an eight-foot high, over 200-foot long mural that speaks not only of her own personal story, but the story of all of us as immigrants. Or perhaps you caught one of Huong’s more than 100 solo exhibits throughout Canada or the United States over her 30-year professional career.
“Immigration” is just one part of Huong’s overall Peace Mural, the culmination of 30 years of searing memories that brings history to life and depicts the universal pain of war and hope for peace. See details. As her website notes, the Peace Mural is over 800 feet in length, comprised of nearly 2000 paintings, and represents an ongoing, developing project as new themes continue to be added.
NIIC 2013 is more than simply a conference, where you should expect to attend, sit, and listen. Similarly, Huong’s Peace Mural is more than simply an art exhibit, but a catalyst to action. It evokes participation and civic engagement, calling forth from viewers a response through reflection, dialogue, and action for peace and justice. Viewers are invited to ‘sign on’ for peace by adding their own thoughts and comments to panels scattered throughout the Peace Mural.
Likewise, NIIC 2013 participants will be asked to help us shape the future of immigrant integration in America. On Monday afternoon, we want you outside in the Miami sun for conference-wide strategy circles and action planning. Throughout our gathering, we’ll be asking you to join our campaign to lower the citizenship fees and calling for local and national citizenship initiatives.
For us, like Huong, immigration is both personal and communal – as media coverage of her work has illuminated, including Foreign Policy in Focus and The Miami Herald. The Peace Mural is an expression of ‘people’s art’ as it informs and shapes civil society and stimulates vibrant participatory democracy.
“When we came to this country as refugees we had nothing,” she told Community Newspapers in Miami. “No clothes, no family, no identity, no country, nothing — only the naked truth. We, like all immigrants throughout history, carried with us just flesh and bone as we started over at the absolute bottom of society.”
“This nation 35 years ago, opened it door for me and my son,” she says. “I hope this door will always open to other needed refugees and immigrants from everywhere in the world.”
MASSIVE MURAL ON IMMIGRATION REFORM AT MIAMI DOWNTOWN
You witnessed her last mural unveiling in August The American color-Racism in USAat the Capitol in Tallahassee.
You have seen her Iraq war mural in Georgetown during the Bush administration,
Her USA-Alive mural on Obama inauguration when he went to Oslo for the Nobel Peace prize 2009
HerBPoil spill mural on the drilling policy in Washington D.C. during the spill
This week, Her Massive mural, " IMMIGRATION - walls of borders" will be featuring at the National Forum in Comprehensive immigration reform, 8feet tall and 200feet long, captures the voice of American on the Immigration heat debate.
Come meet Huongin person to have the artist signs her new released poster -THE IMMIGRANTS- size 18x27 FREE of charge as the complementary from the National Forum and Peace Mural Foundation. Limited 100 only as first come first serve. Sat 16th at 11am.Hilton downtown.OvertureFoyer II-3rd level.
1601 Biscayne Blvd. Miami FL 33132.
HISPANIC PRESS BY GLENDA GALAN
El Mural de Paz de Huong se presentará en el Foro Nacional de Reforma Integral de Inmigración
El mural ” MASIVE IMMIGRATION – walls of borders “ de la reconocida artista y activista, refugiada de la guerra de Vietnam, Huong, será expuesto este sábado 16 de noviembre, a las 11:00 a.m, en el Foro Nacional de Reforma Integral de Inmigración, Hilton Miami downtown de la 1601 Biscayne Blvd. Miami FL. 33132.
A Huong le ha tomado unos 20 años de su vida, en la fabricación del Mural de la Paz, uno de los cuales visitará Miami este sábado 16 de noviembre.
La pieza es la culminación de 30 años de recuerdos lacerantes que trae la historia a la vida y representa el dolor universal de la guerra y la esperanza de la paz.
En su totalidad, el Mural de la Paz es más de 800 pies de largo y 8 pies de altura, compuesta por cerca de 2.000 pinturas. La muestra incluye a menudo una serie de piezas exentas de la colección guerra / paz privada de Huong.
El Mural de la Paz es un proceso continuo , el desarrollo de proyectos como los nuevos temas se siguen añadiendo . La exposición recoge imágenes muy sugerentes y conceptos que representan varios temas , incluyendo: Pensemos Paz; Palabras de Voces de Paz de los Niños; voces de las tropas , las madres en la guerra, la paz de todas las naciones, la bandera de guerra , los desplazados y discapacitados , los grito de los Refugiados, la Tortura; Poets Against War , BP Bleeding derrame de petróleo en EE.UU. gult Alive ; Mural de la Paz Obama, Racismo – El color de la Americana y armas WMD – química.
Mucho más que una simple exposición de arte , el Mural de la Paz es un catalizador para la acción como evoca la participación y el compromiso cívico, convocarse a una respuesta de los espectadores a través de la reflexión, el diálogo y la acción por la paz y la justicia.
Se invita a los espectadores a “fichar ” por la paz mediante la adición de sus propios pensamientos y comentarios a los paneles dispersos por todo el Mural de Paz .
Nearly 20 years in the making, Huong’s Peace Muralis the culmination of 30 years of searing memories that brings history to life and depicts the universal pain of war and hope for peace. In its entirety, thePeace Muralis over 800 feet in length and 8 feet tall, comprised of nearly 2000 paintings. The exhibition often includes a number of free-standing pieces from Huong's private war/peace collection.
ThePeace Muralis an ongoing, developing project as new themes continue to be added. The presentation captures highly evocative images and concepts depicting multiple themes including: Let's think Peace; Words of Peace Voices of Children; Voices of the Troops; Mothers in War; The Peace of all Nations; The Flag at War; The Displaced and Disabled; The Cry of Refugees; No More Torture; Poets Against War; BP oil spill Bleeding in gult US Alive; Obama Peace Mural; Immigration; Wall of Border Immigration; Racism- The American Color; WMD- Chemical Weapon.
Far more than simply an art exhibit, thePeace Muralis a catalyst to action as
it evokes participation and civic engagement, calling forth from viewers a response through reflection, dialogue and action for peace and justice. Viewers are invited to “sign on” for peace by adding their own thoughts and comments to panels scattered throughout thePeace Mural.
Exhibitions are typically accompanied with a series of community events, dialogues, educational programs, artistic presentations and public actions. Most of these sevents take place on site at the exhibition and are sponsored by a variety of local partner organizations.
ThePeace Muralis both deeply spiritual and politically reflective as it calls forth citizen and community response. But most of all, it resonates a challenge and hope for peace in ways that only art can do. It inspires, it disturbs, and evokes personal responsibility. ThePeace Muralis an expression of “people’s art” as it informs and shapes civil society and stimulates vibrant participatory democracy.
A chorus of voices in our Catholic community worldwide – from Pope Francis to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to leadership of religious communities and organizations, including our own – has called on Congress to reject the request of the President to attack Syria. We are deeply troubled that President Obama would undercut the legitimate authority of the United Nations.
The Obama administration has created a false choice between military action and inaction. We insist that effective, nonviolent, legal steps remain that must be taken to reduce the horrific violence, protect the Syrian people and hold perpetrators of the chemical attack to account. These do not include U.S. military action in Syria. They do include the following:
● Turn all U.S. intelligence about the use of chemical weapons in Syria over to the United Nations to help build a clear, legal case against the perpetrators in the proper international court of justice. Effective accountability is rooted in the rule of law and restorative justice.
● Engage the full UN Security Council (UNSC), both permanent and elected members, to act on Syria with the goal of a complete arms embargo, immediate humanitarian access, a ceasefire, a negotiated peace and accountability for violations of international law.
● If effective action by the UNSC is vetoed, engage the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in full debate on the matter. Precedent exists in UNGA Res 377 (1950) that gives the UNGA authority to act following a veto in the UNSC.
● In the meantime, support creation of zones of peace and deployment of nonviolent peacekeepers, including civilians, to accompany Syrian communities overwhelmed by the violence.
A unilateral military attack on Syria by the United States would reveal a stunning failure of moral imagination and courage on the part of the Obama administration and the U.S. Congress. In the event of a positive vote in Congress, the President himself should decide against military action. To choose a yet-viable multilateral, nonviolent response would be a powerful act of global leadership for the 21st century, maintain the dignity and independence of the Presidency and demonstrate a deep commitment to international cooperation.
Pleading for courage and praying for peace, our communities around the world will be with you as you make this crucial decision.
War is not an answer, it’s a problem. It somehow manages to bring out the wickedness and destructiveness in everyone, far worse than anything we see they are capable of in our regular lives. And that is saying something.
War is a place where the stories of horror and the purely grotesque take place; Where the…
"My father's parents were from Portugal and my mother's parents were from Poland. Everyone has a cultural history. Exercise compassion and open your mind! Huong's message is essential for peace." 12/09/13 Alexandra Sylvia
"Beautiful artwork and message <3. If people didn't explore, America wouldn't have been founded until God knows when. Just because you're not from here, doesn't mean you don't deserve equal freedom!" 12/09/13 Leon Mesa& Justine…
I’m always frustrated when I hear people refer to and about “illegal aliens” with the attitude that they are somehow different in their hopes and desires from those of us born here. Can we not show compassion for people who risk so much for freedom and hope only to have what we by the luck of our birth? Freedom isn’t a commodity that is diminished when offered-it only becomes stronger in its resolve to prevail. –Beverley Cardona
A beautiful example of how the human spirit heals itself. The mural brought out the best in me, filling my senses with possibilities of self-expression and hope for the future. -- Javier Berezdivin 01/14/2012
Beautiful art with a beautiful message. Here's hoping that everyone listens. -- Joann Block 01/14/2012
I hope you will never stop pressing to pursuing for peace. Each of us must insist on peace and understand that every war is build on…