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Works by Ausgang, Wavy Gravy/Trixie Garcia and Yuri Gorbachev of Artists For Peace & The Environment exhibition that was featured at The New York City Contemporary Art Fair

Artist Thomas Durand and the missus

Artists For Peace & The Environment Sustain the Spirit of Woodstock

By JAMIE ELLIN FORBES CURATOR/DIRECTOR

The Earth is finite and destructible. This thought was introduced to me when I was four years old standing on a stool to wash dishes in Chula Vista, California beside my grandmother, a member of the Kumeyaay nation. She told me, “Jamie, be careful. Don’t use too much water. There must be enough for the others who come after you.” I ran two inches of water in the sink, under her direction, placing a rinsing pan on the side to remove the soap from my clean dishes as a person who had just become responsible for my actions, an environmentalist. Artists for Peace and the Environment was first exhibited in 1999 in Rome NY in the Art Tent of the mega festival,

WOODSTOCK ’99. Art has been a part of the Woodstock Festival since 1969 and

Victor Forbes, Jamie Ellin Forbes, Steve Zaluski hanging the exhibition at the Javits Center, New York City Contemporary Art Fair

for Woodstock ’99, high quality 4’ x 8’ canvas was sent to about 70 select artists who contributed their creativity to form this collection to tell a story of peace, love and conservation. Artists For Peace and the Environment are more relevant than ever in the face of the Kukushemia nuclear meltdown’s radio active waste reaching the shores of Alaska and the Boston terror in the Spring of this year among many other calamities. This fall exhibition at the Javits Center was sponsored by Fine Art Magazine in conjuncntion with the New York City Contemporary Art Fair. The images have been shown widely from Germany to Southampton. Future exhibitions are in the planning stages with dates and venues to be announced. www.fineartmagazine.net

Mark Gagnon, Royi Akavia, Eric Galandak, Michael Shapiro, Billy, Planas, and John Morgan Crapps (“In the Beginning, They Was Tadpoles…” 8 • Fine Art Magazine • December 2013

Winter 2013  

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