Local artists paint mural to mark beginning of Season of Peace this weekend

From sunrise to sunset on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, local artists will mark the beginning of the Season of Peace by painting a giant peace mural on the two-story western side wall of Amazing Grace Whole Foods and Nutrition (1133 Bardstown Road). The mural will depict many of the world's recognizable peace leaders. There'll also be concessions and other entertainment. According to a press release about the event, "The purpose of the mural is to create a central communication of peace in our community, because visual art is a universal language that transcends cultural, lingual and other barriers. There will be music, interactive art activities for families, and attendees will receive the global document, the Universal Peace Covenant, which states, 'We call upon each individual to create and foster a personal vision for peace.'" The mural painting is the first of 11 weekly events to mark the School of Metaphysics's Season of Peace, which runs from Halloween (the end of the haunted season) to New Year's Eve. To RSVP for the event, visit its Facebook page. Other Season of Peace events include laughter yoga and an international potluck for peace. Local artists involved in the mural include
  • Kenn Parks
  • Andy Cook
  • Carol McLeod
  • Evan Lebowitz
  • Jason and Becca Baldwin
  • Divinity Rose
  • Derek Gregory
  • School of Metaphysics
  • Amazing Grace
  • 4th St. Dental Spa
  • Sub Rosa the Gypsie Courtyard
  • Our1planet, IPP, Peace Postcards
  • Center for Interfaith Relations
  • International Network of Social Entrepreneurs
  • Scotch Bonnet Sounds
  • Lotus Blake Productions
  • The Sirens
  • Gary Constable
  • Braylyn Stewart
  • Linda Erzinger
  • Tara Bloomington
  • Evan Peters
  • Genna Yusssman
  • Nick Payne
  • Tatyana M
  • Pam Newman
  • Steven Bowser
  • Dusty June
  • The Sirens
  • Matthew Blake Wallace
  • Braylyn Stewart
  • O'Shea's
To become involved in the mural or make a tax-deductible contribution for supplies, contact Victoria Nelson at 502-452-2501 or at louisville@aom.org. For more information: Read Why I signed the Food with Wine petition--and why you should too.
About Zach Everson
I'm the travel news/travel buzz editor at MapQuest. Previously, I was a freelance writer, contributing to The Wall Street Journal, Air Canada's enRoute, USA Today, Condé Nast Traveller, BlackBook, Curbed, Gridskipper, Deadspin, and Fox News. I also was the founding editor of Eater Louisville and the director of content and editorial strategy for Louisville.com.
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