Jacqueline Ripstein at Linzhou, China - 2012 Inaugural World Peace Day
Sept. 29, 2012
-- Jacqueline Ripstein is a world renowned fine artist and Representative of the International Association of Educators for World Peace whom has inspired thousands of lives through her Art, workshops, books and seminars. She was invited by the UN friends & Government of China to the First event for Peace and Art. She was chosen to close the events celebrating World Peace Day through the blessing of the traditional Peace Water and Bells. An inspirational performance by Chinese school children and various Chinese artists, collaborated in an effort to foster Peace in Linzhou, China for UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL PEACE DAY on September 21, 2012.
As one of the key speakers for the event on the Forum for Peace and Friendship, Jacqueline gave her Proposal to use the Arts as an instrument for World Peace. Jacqueline expressed how, “The Arts enable mankind to transcend limitations of Culture, Religion, and Race in all their forms. They contain the power to penetrate into the very depths of the soul. It’s high frequencies help to enlighten as they are an instrument of Culture which is manifested as Invisible codes of communication between our souls and the truth of the Universe. They help us reconnect to the eternal being within all of us. They awaken the forces of creativity, Peace and Consciousness within us, enabling us to rise above all lower levels of chaos, negativity and war.”
Through the arts, Jacqueline attests that “Teaching our next generations:
Unity, love, respect for each other, and respect for all living things living in Harmony with Mother Nature, helping to preserve the balance of all ecological systems, in the understanding that we all are Human Beings traveling a Life Journey within the same Planet Earth as - ONE PLANETARY FAMILY! We will then create a legacy of Peace to pass on to our children -and their children..."
Sept. 18-22 – First World Peace Art Exhibition in Linzhou, Henan Province, China:
For the International Day of Peace, the China International Culture and Artistic Center (CISAC) and the China National Academy of Painting with support from Friends of UN, China, and the UN Performing Arts Council, are jointly holding a series of activities and forums about art and peace from the 18th to the 22nd day of September, 2012 at Linzhou, Henan Province, China. These event are designed to build an open and interactive environment for the gathering of worldwide artists to exploit the internal connection between art and peace, to promote a sustainable future of art and peace, to lead the awareness of cultural and industrial innovation, and to stimulate the creative spark of artistic talent"