The Santa Fe Public Library’s Southside Branch, 6599 Jaguar Drive, is hosting an art project of Art Beyond Borders, August 19-21. Mayor Coss will read a Proclamation on Thursday, August 19th at 11:00 a.m. to open the poster exhibit.
As Santa Fe is one of the 244 US member cities of the Mayors for Peace program, Mayor David Coss encourages the citizens of Santa Fe to visit Art Beyond Borders at the Southside Library as it begins an ambitious effort to help bring awareness to the UN International Day of Peace and encourages schools and libraries in New Mexico to present this powerful exhibition to their students and visitors by visiting the Art Beyond Borders Exhibit website.
Representing a broad spectrum of cultural, political and philosophical diversity, to date, over 65 countries from Albania to Zimbabwe have accepted The International Museum of Twenty-first Century Arts (TIMOTCA) invitation to participate. Each country’s official cultural authority, in collaboration with TIMOTCA representative, nominates 6 to 10 of their most celebrated living artists, one of whom is selected to represent each country in TIMOTCA and Art Beyond Borders.
Art Beyond Borders, featuring the original painting of the selected TIMOTCA artists, premiered at United Nations Headquarters in New York under the sponsorship of UNESCO and has been exhibited at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris; World Expo, Lisbon; and the Las Vegas Art Museum.
Thanks to the unique “banner” presentation, and a multi-faceted curriculum created by Teachers Discovery, Art Beyond Borders can be seen by thousands of students in schools and libraries across America.