October Gallery at the Garden presents: Namaya Art Rat for Peace
Namaya Art Rat for Peace will show works from his recent New Orleans retrospective show Building a Peaceable Community at the New Orleans’s Art Center. This exhibit includes work that celebrates Vermont in combination of word and art, and Peace & Human Rights Arts
Namaya is an internationally known poet, performance & multimedia artist who has performed on tour on five continents as a storyteller, jazz poet, and with his band “the Jazz Beat Blues Poetry Ensemble.”
Namaya is a multimedia artist, writer, and story teller whose work spans across the creative arc.
Author of books of poetry, memoirs, and CDs –Celebrate Life, Eros to Godhead; God.Sex.Politics., Vermont My Home, and the CD’s Green Mountain Radio Hour, Best of the Jazz Beat Blues Poetry ensemble: and the children’s CD – On the Island of Binga Bonga the war that never was. He is the author of – New Journal of the Plague: Living and working with AIDS and the Novella “Thirst”
He is a US Navy veteran, member of Veterans for Peace, and has focused his creative energies for peace and peacebuilding through art and performance around the world.
Peace Arts Projects- Namaya’s poetry and multimedia installations of 100 Flowers of Peace have been presented around the world garnering the “European Language Day Award for poetry.”
At www.b4peace.net you will see a number of the peace arts projects we have done around the world for example, MEMORIA. HABLAR.DIGNIDAD as a residency at Villa Grimaldi the Human Rights Center in Santiago, Chile; installation arts at Clearwater Festival; or the community building arts workshops in Algeria this past winter. The foundation of our work is – Art, word, performance, and community engagement. Namaya and Zoe have presented their workshops and discussions on Peace Arts and community development at Universities and schools around the world most recently University of Algiers, Catolica Universidad in Chile, and School for International Training.