March 7-9th, 2013
Jim Dugan has been growing the Youth Art Peace Pole Project for the past two years with a current goal of enlisting one professional K through 12 art teacher in each of the 50 States including Washington, DC, to work with their students to design and create a seven foot tall Peace Pole. During a trial run a year and a half ago, thirteen school groups in New York and Connecticut created Peace Poles.
Due to the overwhelming excitement among the teachers and student who participated, staff of the WPPS decided to go nationwide!
Educators came from all over the United States, comprised of art teachers from public & private schools, colleges and universities as well as a few major museum curators.
As of April-2013, 45 States have already been represented. These Peace Poles will be created during the upcoming school year and all the finished Peace Poles will be displayed in the State where they were created at a place of significance on the International Day of Peace-September 21st, 2014. Joining Jim Dugan at the NAEA convention was WPPS longtime volunteer, Carol Winters.
If you know of an art teacher in Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho or Nevada who would like to be part of this amazing project, please contact Jim Dugan at: firstname.lastname@example.org
May Peace Prevail in the USA! May Peace Prevail On Earth!