4 0 C o w s F o r P e a c e
From July 1 to October 1, 2011, artist Jo Ann O’Rear will draw or paint 40 pieces of art that will feature cows to promote a culture of peace. These 40 pieces of art will be unveiled at an art opening in early October 2011 in Northwest Connecticut, upon which they will go on sale to the public.
Fifty percent of the proceeds from the project will be divided equally between the Center for Peace through Culture in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and the Upper Housatonic Heritage, a non-profit for the watershed region of the Housatonic River with a mission to preserve and celebrate the region’s unique heritage.
The public art project will encourage people to connect through art and generate dialogue while helping to preserve the rural character of the area.
A universally beloved animal, cows contain an almost magical quality that makes them transcend age, religion, race and class. A great equalizer, they project neutrality on those who view them. Thus, 40 Cows For Peace is more than a public art event; it is a language that will lead to greater consciousness amongst those who participate in it.
Jo Ann O’Rear is a writer and artist working in New York and Connecticut. She has won grants for her fiction and playwriting from the Kentucky Arts Council and The Kentucky Foundation for Women in her native Kentucky. Her intellectual pursuits include degrees in literature and history, a Masters in the Humanities from St. Xavier University, and a post as literary editor of a new art and literary journal called Page: Art & Literary Inspiration in the Taconic, Berkshire and Litchfield Hills. Her most recent show of artwork was at the infamous Hotel Chelsea in NYC.
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