World Poetry Poetic Peace Necklace Exhibit at UBC!


Feature: Jaypee

World Poetry Proudly Presents a very special exhibit of award winning photography and art  which are the jewels in the necklace and poems on peace from around the world creating a poetic chain, linking the jewels in the necklace.

We want to present some of the images and the artists to those who may not be able to see the display in person. We will be adding additional photos of the display.

GENERATION ONE with World Poetry at Irving K. Barber Center, UBC Library) Vancouver BC. A signature program. May 4 – May 25,2012, Curated by  Ariadne Sawyer, MA from the World Poetry Society in partnership with VAHMS, this exhibition will present a special Poetic Peace Necklace of peace poems  and photographs from award winning photographers  around the world displayed on the walls of IKE Cafe.  150 gift poems will also be available and possibly” a create a peace poem” section. Selected poems will be read on The World Poetry Cafe Radio Show.

WP Peace Book cover by Jaypee.

Award Winning Photographer Jaypee Belarmino, New Zealand and  the Philippines

“I chose a child holding a globe for our upcoming World Poetry Peace Anthology cover. It signifies our theme that indeed, Peace is a step closer because it is now just a generation away. Mahatma Gandhi once said, “If we are to teach real peace in this world, we shall have to begin with children.”  I believe that by teaching these children effectively, one new generation coming is enough to achieve real peace.  The child holding the globe signifies that if we could inspire our children, then through them, peace in the entire world could be achieved, enabling them to understand what it means to celebrate life. Peace – a step closer. Peace – a generation away!”

Afghanistan by Neamat

Neamat Haidari, Afghanistan,  TV director and Producer and since 2004. He is working as director with the different media channels such as Tolo TV, Ariana TV and established and Media Production house called Apple Media and has worked Free Lance with news channels such as BBC, Fox News, CNN, and ATN. He has prepared many documentary films encompassing different field of social, economical, cultural events. He is really pleased to hear that we are working for peace and says: “This is our best need after passing years of civil war and I would be really pleased to take your peace message to our country Afghanistan.”

Featured Artist Zayra Yves.

Zayra Yves, USA, award winning, artist, poet and musician, her creative writing is published in numerous print journals, anthologies, on-line e-zines and magazines: The Zimbabwe Situation, Panhandler Quarterly, Voices for Africa, Eyes of the Poet and many others. Her art work is featured at the World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival in two WP Poetic Necklace displays.

World Poetry in kind Sponsors and Partners: Exclusive Media Sponsor: CTV. Print Sponsor: TAN-The Afro News. Partners: Signature partner: Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society, The Vancouver Tagore Society, Jasmine Dance Group, Canada Council for the Arts, The Writer’s Union, Rice Paper Magazine, The Asian Canadian Writer’s Workshop, The Airport Quality Inn Hotel, Aboriginal Writer’s Collective West Coast. Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia (UBC Library)

*These are Sponsors and partners in kind, we do not receive any money from them, only services in kind.* However, their help is gratefully appreciated.

With support from the City of Richmond.

Ariadne’s note: Here are the first three featured photographers and artists in the display going up May 4th.  I hope you enjoy them.

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