Live & Local
Live & Local
The Choir for Peace project brings together people from Homer, Anchor Point, Fritz Creek, and Soldotna, Alaska, with a wide range of ages, backgrounds, political and religious beliefs, and singing experience. What we have in common is our goal: to use the power of music and the arts to spread peace and kindness, beginning with ourselves and working outward into the community and the world. We invite you to join us by contributing art with the theme ‘Peace: personal, community, or global’ to be displayed and sold at our concerts on May 3 & 4, 2019. Proceeds will benefit the Global Arts Corps.
In our rehearsals, the choir is already experiencing healing and soul-satisfying connections. Putting so much of our time, effort, and love into a shared outcome, as well as getting to deeply know the text and music of the pieces we sing, is helping us discover and strengthen our inner reserves of peace and kindness.
Our program in two concerts this spring explores the dimensions of peace, its power, and humanity’s struggle to achieve it. Intermingled with songs will be poems and excerpts that further communicate the message of peace. We could not be more thrilled to share this music and its message with our southern Kenai Peninsula community. To magnify our impact and involve more members of our community, the concerts will be accompanied by a visual art exhibit in the Commons area of the Homer High School during the concerts.
We believe that peace and kindness begin within and grow outward. To create a global impact, the art on display at the Choir for Peace concerts will be sold and the proceeds donated to the Global Arts Corps.
GAC (globalartscorps.org) is an international community of artists who use the transformative power of theatre to bring together people from opposite sides of violent conflict, unrest and war. They have worked with more than 15,000 participants in 17 countries on 4 continents, and have reached more than 100,000 audience members. GAC uses theatre as a catalyst for dialogue, as a way to shift perspectives, and as a means through which to bring about understanding, tolerance, and empathy. We see this mission as ideally suited for our support.
Create or attach an original artwork, poem, or prose on a postcard or any 4” x 6” heavy weight paper. Drawings, photographs, paintings, printmaking, and mixed media are welcome. The theme of all submissions should be PEACE whether personal, community, or global.
Sign and Print Name on BACK ONLY. Also, indicate the top with an arrow.
Complete a submission form which can be downloaded from the Pier One Theatre website (www.pieronetheatre.org) or picked up at the Pier One Theatre office above the Homer Bookstore. Please complete a separate form for each submission.
Carefully package artwork. Recommended: wrap artwork in wax paper and place between cardboard. Do not submit charcoal or pastel pieces without fixing them. Do not wrap wet or sticky artwork.
If you need confirmation that we received your artwork, include a self-addressed, stamped postcard.
If you would like your unsold work returned, please include a 6”x9” self-addressed, stamped envelope with proper postage. Unsold artwork will NOT be returned unless a SASE is enclosed or you pick it up at our office. Pier One Theatre is not responsible for artwork lost or damaged in the mail.
Mail your artwork and forms by postmark deadline Monday, March 18, 2019 to: Pier One Theatre, Inc., 332 E. Pioneer Ave., #3, Homer, AK 99603. Or bring your artwork to the Pier One Theatre office, located above the Homer Bookstore, by Friday, March 29, 2019.