Archive for January, 2016

Huntington Station Action Grant for May Peace Prevail On Earth Mural, Huntington, New York-USA

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

December-2015

The Huntington Station Business Improvement District (BID) unanimously voted in January-2015 to hire Creative Director Michael Raspantini to create and launch new initiatives for community engagement and local business development.

MPPOE Mural Hunting Station

Source the Station and Renaissance Downtown  organizations awarded local Huntington artist and Brazilian native Lucienne Pierrera the “Action Grant” to paint a community mural at the Fairground Bazaar entitled, May Peace Prevail On Earth.

MPPOE Mural Huntington Station

The 15 foot x 7 foot mural was painted by community members interested in participating.

Credit Photos: Michael Raspantini

WSU Sculpture Guild presents Peace Pole Sculpture-Wichita, Kansas, U.S.A.

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

April-June 2015

The WSU Sculpture Guild of Wichita State University and our advisor, Associate Professor of Art, Barry Badgett, wanted to share with you the Peace Pole we created for Wichita State University.  It is the first permanent student sculpture installed on our campus!

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A few students worked with Professor Badgett and another sculpture faculty member, James Brewer (retired in May) to bring this Peace Pole to our campus.  Global Faith in Action group on campus thought it would be a good idea to bring one to campus and our group was excited to make it happen.

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On March 5, 2015 the sculpture guild and our advisor spoke at the Peace Pole rally to tell everyone about the process of creating and constructing the Peace Pole.  We showed a power point presentation and the Marquette. Global Faith in Action also invited Reverend  Dr. Gerald Durley to speak at the rally.

On April 23, 2015 we had the Peace Pole dedication ceremony where people tied ribbons onto the sculpture and placed some small hand painted stones around it.

The sculpture was installed in April 2015.   It was officially finished (everything besides the aluminum plates) in June, when we mounted the aluminum plates with ‘May Peace Prevail On Earth’ onto it in the seven languages.
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The sculpture stands 16 to 17 feet tall with a base that expands 7 feet in diameter.

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Attached are photos showing each aluminum plate around the base cylinder.  The languages are English, Mandarin, Spanish, Hindi, German, Arabic, and Vietnamese.

We used seven languages because there are seven continents.

Attached are a few photographs of the finished Peace Pole sculpture.

Submitted by Kristen Tripp, WSU

Peace Pole Little Free Library, Hudson, Wisconsin-USA

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

October-2015

We installed the first Peace Pole Little Free Library!

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My friend, folksinger and Peace Activist Larry Long came over to my home to provide music for our welcome ceremony with neighbors. Take a look at what Larry posted on his face book page about the front yard concert below with photo:

“Two of those small things are the Little Free Library & Peace Pole Project.  Both of which came together  in Hudson, Wisconsin, where Tony Bol celebrated the installment of the worlds first ever – Peace Pole Little Free Library – in the front yard of his Hudson, Wisconsin home.

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“I think the world is going to be saved by millions of small things.” Pete Seeger

The sun broke out at noon, just as I began to perform. Tony’s neighbors brought books. Everyone wrote down a wish for peace and placed it in a time capsule to be locked under the Peace Pole Library.

The Little Free Library was started by Tony’s brother, Todd. In 2009, Todd  Bol built a model of a one room schoolhouse as a tribute to his mother, a former school teacher who loved reading. He filled it with books and put it on a post in his front yard. His neighbors and friends loved it. There are now over 32,000 Little Free Library book exchanges around the world, bringing curbside literacy home and sharing over 1 million books annually! (www.littlefreelibrary.org)

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A Peace Pole is a monument that displays the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in the language of the country where it has been placed, and usually 3 to 5 additional translations. The message is referred to as a peace prayer.

The idea of Peace Poles was first thought up by Masahisa Goi in 1955 in Japan. The Peace Pole Project today is furthered by The World Peace Prayer Society.”

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Story and Photos Submitted by Tony Bol

At the end of October-2015, Little Free Library founder Todd H. Bol traveled to Washington, DC to receive a commendation from the Library of Congress on behalf of Little Free Library’s work (and your work too, stewards!) to build communities of literacy.

The Peace Pole Project is honored to collaborate with Little Free Library by supporting the common mission and co-creation of the Peace Pole Little Free Library.

May Peace Prevail in Our Communities throughout the World!
May Peace Prevail On Earth!

Ann Marie Robustelli, WPPS