Archive for Art

Peer to Peer Diplomacy, Open-Sourcing Peace

Across the globe it is becoming clear that nations are failing at creating peaceful solutions to international challenges. More bombing does not create more peace and understanding, but communication does. We are at a cross-roads in history [...]

City of the Dead, Ceremonial Healing

Ancient Tribal Traditions Survive in Modern Festivities For eons we humans have called on our ancestors in times of trouble, and that need still exists today. Making peace with the past is essential for making peace [...]

(VIDEO) Finding Peace in Nature; Real Life Mermaids

It is easy to get overwhelmed from the stresses of daily life, not to mention the larger environmental, political and social problems of our world today. It is no wonder that people experience anxiety, depression and [...]

What we can Learn from Forgotten History

During the early days of slavery in the American Southeast, native Seminole, Choctaw, Cherokee, and Creek Indians were known to raid plantations and free captive slaves. Despite their cultural differences, they recognized their common struggle against oppression [...]

Inspired Contemporary Art by Women

Historically, too few Women Artists were able to attain any level of mastery because lack of access to learn, cultural disapproval during their time period, or the challenge of balancing obligations as mothers and various other gender roles. While [...]

Visionary Art & Transformational Culture at Sananda Gallery

Before capitalism, visual art was traditionally used to capture the dreams and aspirations of a community. Displayed in palaces, cathedrals and churches these works were considered the highest expression of culture treasured by the elite and the [...]

Comics in the Classroom, Environmental Lessons Made Fun

Stories shape us, our beliefs and our culture. Those seeking to create a better world must engage in self-reflection and explore the narratives that guide our lives. As we recently learned from Robin Grille, the time [...]

Global Meditation Celebrates World Spirit Day on December 21

It’s as if humanity has fallen into a great amnesia, forgetting our connection to the land, to each other, to the future and to the past. Organizers of The Unify Global Meditation at 3:03 pm PST on [...]

Lose Yourself Behind a Mask…

Every culture and tradition around the world has masks, costumes, dances, puppets, and ceremonial characters that teach or bring meaning to the community. In native traditions these are not considered performances to be watched, they are [...]

Essencia Makes Walls Talk

Art changes the way we perceive the world. It’s no wonder that large companies spend millions of dollars littering our urban landscapes with billboards. Public murals, in contrast to advertisements, have the ability to teach, inspire, and [...]