February 14, 2008
Beacon, NY – From January 7 – March 13, 2009, the Mount Beacon Fine Art Gallery is currently hosting the international traveling exhibit, Freedom & Art, a collaborative effort involving fifty-one artists from over twenty countries and six continents. The exhibit falls under the umbrella of Mirca Art Group, an Internet-based coalition of artists from around the world whose mission is to raise awareness about Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, a key political figure who was placed under house arrest in Myanmar (formerly Burma) 19 years ago over her bid for political freedom.
The following countries are represented in the Gallery’s Freedom & Art Exhibit: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Libya, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United State of America.
It was an amazing evening of culture and peace coming together with the message, “May Peace Prevail On Earth” displayed at the entrance of the gallery. A four-sided Peace Pole displays the Peace Message in English, Japanese, Burmese and one message plate reads:May Peace Prevail in the United States of America!