NEWBURGH – The September/October exhibit entitled “The Create Peace Project” is an attempt to direct the focus of our thoughts, words, and actions towards the concept of Peace.
The visual arts and poetry displayed at the Karpeles Museum is a collective exhibit involving The Boys and Girls Club of Newburgh, the Newburgh Armory Unity Center Saturday Art Program, local artists, members of the community, and the Hudson Valley Poets.
On September 21, 2001, the United Nations General Assembly member states unanimously adopted an Annual Peace Day – September 21 – a day of cease-fire and non-violence, when individuals would come together and make peace.
The majority of violence occurs in our home, schools, and communities. It is time to pause, think, and reflect on what we are doing to our children, our elders, and our environment. View the art on display, read the poetry, listen to the music. Let us join together and become involved in the Peace Process by becoming Peace Partners, Peace Builders, and Peace Keepers. Who will you make Peace with?
On Saturday, September 24, at 2:00, there will be a poetry reading by the Hudson Valley Poets, followed by a peaceful reception for the exhibitors, their friends, families, and the general public from 3:00 to 4:00. All are welcome to come and celebrate Peace!
The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum is located at 94 Broadway, across from City Hall, in the City of Newburgh. The Karpeles Museums are a national chain with fourteen in the U.S. specializing in the preservation and display of original, historically significant documents and manuscripts. Museum hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m. Admission is always free.