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Online Multimedia Exhibitions

May 2006
The Indigenous Peoples Celebration and Exhibition
United Nations, New York, NY

The Indigenous Peoples Celebration and Exhibition opened on Tuesday, May 16, at United Nations headquarters. The joint exhibition, entitled "Indigenous Peoples: Honouring the Past, Present and Future", was presented in celebration of the fifth session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. It consisted of a display of artworks by the ancient Rapanui islanders, along with carving, weaving, quilting, painting, drawing and printmaking by contemporary indigenous artists from different countries, who represent both the traditional approach, as well as a fusion of old and new. Read more


December 2004/January 2005
The 8th Annual Roquevaire International Art Singular Festival 2004

Survivors Art Foundation participated in the prestigious Eighth Annual Art Singular Festival in Aubagne, France, December 17th, 2004 to January 10th, 2005.The Survivors Art Foundation was invited to participate in this renowned Outsider Art/Brut Exhibition, by the Compagnie d’ Art Singular en Mediterranee. Survivors Art Foundation selected the works of self-taught American artists with disabilities who participated in this International Exhibition. Additionally, Survivors Art Foundation sponsored the transportation, and assisted in construction and mounting, of the exhibit. This was the first Survivors Art Foundation exhibition in Europe. We currently have members in 48 states and 24 countries; this exhibit received international press and thus educated a much larger audience to survivors' issues as well as acceptance of mental illness and other disabilities.

The Art Singular Festival was a feast for the eyes and an adventure for the soul. It was also a tremendous success. A large and diverse crowd attended the exhibit representing many European and Asian nations. The show included fine examples of Art Singular in a variety of mediums; paintings, textiles, sculpture, and fiber arts. The favorite exhibit was consistently “Crazy Dolls,” a project created by truly inventive minds. The Survivors Art Foundation Virtual Art Gallery will be exhibiting photographs from the exhibit, where house bound participants who would never be able to attend the exhibit in person, as well as others can view it. The exhibition was a wonderful opportunity to spread the message of Survivors Art Foundation throughout Europe and beyond. Please bookmark this page and check back for updates soon.


October 2004
Breast Cancer Awareness & Early Detection Exhibit, October, 2003

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Survivors Art Foundation collaborated with "Detection in Time" to exhibit scarves created by a breast cancer survivor. Shops in Long Island, NY donated space to exhibit the scarf as well as its message that encourages regular mammograms to promote early detection of breast cancer. Some participating locations included Southampton Hospital, Koala, Intimate Boutiques, All Season’s Salon, and Sportime of the Hamptons. The scarf design may be viewed as a SAFe-Card email greeting card on our site, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


May 2004
The Indigenous Peoples Celebration and Exhibition
United Nations, New York, NY

The Survivors Art Foundation exhibition was featured in the lobby of the United Nations for the Indigenous Peoples Celebration and Conference, May 2004. Featured at the exhibit were completed totem poles produced through the SAF outreach program "Totem Rhythms." SAF also provided an on-site interactive art project, consisting of a blank totem being painted as a story pole by attendees from the conference. People who participated in the exercise were indigenous people from around the world, including Africa, Guatemala, Chile, Japan, Russia and several other countries. In addition, on exhibit was the artwork of the African Bushmen stemming from the SAF African Bushman outreach project. Both exhibitions were photographed and will be installed as a permanent exhibition on the SAF Internet web gallery as well as linking to many other organization websites. The exhibition was in collaboration with the UN as well as other non-profits, colleges, and NGO’s.


March 2003
French "Outsider Art" Exhibition, Southampton, NY

Survivors Art Foundation exhibited the work of the famous French "outsider artist" Danielle Jacqui at 75 Main Street Restaurant/Gallery in Southampton, NY in March 2003. The exhibition was well-received by a local and urban audience. Ms. Jacqui is also a cancer survivor, and was brought up in an orphanage in France 70 years ago. As an elder survivor artist, Ms Jacqui is an inspiration to younger people struggling with their disabilities.


July 2004
"Transcending Trauma"

The Survivors Art Foundation was a participant in "Transcending Trauma" at the New York State Office of Mental Health's Trauma Divisions Conference, July 12, 2004. The artwork exhibited represented the "healing though art ... art through healing" process our foundation believes in so strongly. We hope the clinicians and self-help leaders at this evidence-based symposium were enriched and enlightened by experiencing the art created by individuals surviving PTSD and trauma-based disorders. View this exhibit online.


May 10 to 21, 2003
"In Celebration of Indigenous Peoples" Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
United Nations, NY
http://www.indigenousheritage.org/art.html

Survivors Art Foundation had two exhibitions showing simultaneously: the first exhibition was the "African Bushman Art Exhibit." This exhibit was organized by Susan Bailey, Survivors Art Foundation's Director of Expressive Healing, in collaboration with the Indigenous Heritage Organization. This exhibition featured the art of Vetkat Regopstaan Kruiper and a reproduction of a rock painting from South African Bushmen.

The second exhibit was directed by Marietta Dantonio Fryer, Survivors Art Foundation's Outreach Coordinator. Ms Fryer conducted the Native American Totem Rhythms Exhibit, as well a unique Interactive Art Outreach Project. The project involved totem pole painting and decorating in the lobby of the United Nations, NY with people from around the world participating. View the exhibit online at http://www.un.org/events/UNART/indigenous2003gallery/index.htm

The Survivors Art Foundation/United Nations Interactive Story Pole, 2003

SAF also provided an on site interactive art project, consisting of a blank totem being painted as a story pole by attendees from the Conference. People who participated in the exercise were indigenous people from around the world, including Africa, Guatemala, Chile, Japan, Russia and several other countries. In addition, on exhibit was the artwork of the African Bushmen stemming from the SAF African Bushman outreach project (see description on our Outreach page).

Both exhibitions were photographed and will be installed as a permanent exhibition on the SAF Internet web gallery as well as linking to many other organization websites.

The exhibition was in collaboration with the UN as well as other non-profits, colleges, and NGO's.

Survivors Art Foundation in collaboration with the Indigenous Heritage Organization traveled to Africa to work directly with the African Bushman. The artwork produced by the African Bushman has been recently exhibited at the United Nation's Indigenous Peoples Exhibition, May 2003 (see description on our Outreach page).


May 12 to 24, 2002
Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
The Indigenous Peoples Celebration and Exhibition, United Nations, NYC

The Survivors Art Foundation exhibition was featured in the lobby of the United Nations for the Indigenous Peoples Celebration and Conference,May 2002. Featured at the exhibit were completed Totem poles produced through SAF outreach programs of Totem Rhythms. The exhibition was in collaboration with the UN as well as other non-profits, colleges, and NGO's. View the exhibit online at http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/pfii/PFII1/photopfii1.htm.


April 16 - August 2, 2002
"Breaking the Walls of Bias: Art from Survivors"
Hofstra Museum, Hofstra University, NY

Breaking the Walls of Bias
Click booklet or click here to view this exhibition online.

Words from Guest Curator, Marcus Schubert:
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Breaking the Walls of Bias: Art from Survivors" is a testament to the inner strength of those who, in the face of devastating circumstances, trace a delicate path of self-affirmation as they investigate profound experiences that are uniquely their own. for the artists profiled in this exhibition and the membership of the Survivors Art Foundation, creativity offers a refuge,a therapeutic tool, and becomes a potent vehicle of expressive communication and healing.

The gallery opening included a musical performance by the ThunderBird Sisters. This exhibition consisted of more than 35 paintings, mixed media, works on paper, sculpture, poetry, SAF Outreach Projects, and a work on film. The exhibition took place April 2002 to August 2002, at the Emily Lowe Gallery, South Campus, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York. The exhibition was reviewed very favorably by the New York Times, Newsday and Raw Vision (an international art publication).


May 2002
International AIDS Conference in Spain

Two 4' x 7' poster copies of the 8-foot AIDS murals, “Wings Of Love” and “Stand By Me and Be Free,” were exhibited at the International AIDS Conference in Spain. The exhibit was held in the University of Santiago de Compostela's Gallery-Exhibition Room in Santiago de Compostela Spain, from May 15th to 29, 2002. One of the reasons that this site was chosen is that Santiago de Compostela is a youth and students city, so that students could attend it. This was a wonderful opportunity to exhibit and educate the youth of Spain through the SAF AIDS posters along with 100-plus other posters. The national organization known as IFMSA-Spain, formed by 19 universities, will additionally take the exhibiton through Spain, exhibiting in all members' cities that were interested. The posters then travel together with the volunteer and prevention programs in Taiwan in the 52nd IFMSA´s General Assembly for a long- lasting exhibition.The two SAF posters were produced at a Survivors Art Foundation Outreach program at a prison in Delaware with male and female inmates with AIDS in 2001.


November 2001
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Forum and Art Exhibition at the NYU Medical Center

Survivors Art Foundation participated by providing an art exhibition for the PostTraumatic Stress Forum at NYU Medical Center, November 26, 2001. Due to September 11 and the World Trade Center disaster, trauma organizations came together to provide educational information and resources to the public in New York City free of charge.


“Art Against Racism Exhibition”
August 31 - September 7, 2001: Durban, South Africa World Conference against Racism
July - August 2001: United Nations, Main Lobby Exhibition Gallery, NYC

The Survivors Art Foundation “Art Against Racism Exhibition” was featured in the lobby of the United Nations, July 20th through August 2001. The "Breaking the Walls of Bias" silk paintings (see below) created at a variety of SAF Outreach projects, including working with women with AIDS, Native Americans, at-risk youth, and survivors of trauma and mental illness. The exhibition was in collaboration with the United Nations. UN Information Centres worldwide also participated, along with Survivors Art Foundation, Totem Rythms, Cheney University in the United States and several non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Survivors Art Foundation, with students from Cheney University -- the oldest historically black university in the United States -- also prepared hanging silk paintings for the Durban Conference. Four students from Cheney University came to Durban to help with the creation of a "Tree of Pledges" at the exhibit site in the DEC. Totem Rhythms also created banners and "story poles" with young and elder Native Americans, using indigenous symbols and patterns. Since its launch in December 2000, more than a million people have signed the Pledge Against Racism, which was sent around the world via the Internet, through the UN Information Centres, and through NGOs. The United Nations Information Centres in India and Bangladesh alone collected over 60,000 signatures; many of these are now incorporated into the Tree of Pledges in Durban. View the works online at http://www.un.org/WCAR/exhibit.htm.


Flag Day Exhibit, June 2002
Operation Healing Art, U.S.A.
"United We Stand as Artists, Unifying Spirits through Art"

Artists who wanted to use the power of art as a healing tool created and designed American flags composed of individual squares reflecting the emotions of the people.Libertas Creare” (Freedom To Create) copyright Marietta Dantonio-Fryer and Joel T. Keener. View this project online.


June, 2001
Survivors Art Foundation and the National Mental Health Association Conference
"Justice for All: Addressing America's Mental Health Disparities"

SAF conducted an Art Exhibition for the National Mental Health Association's reception at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, and at the Washington D.C. Grand Hyatt Hotel. The NMHA Conference featured a special "Into the Light" Award presentation to Dr. Alvin Poussaint. With this award, Dr. Poussaint joined an illustrious group of past recipients, including Tipper Gore, Rosalynn Carter, Elizabeth Dole, Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D., Steven E. Hyman, M.D., and Surgeon General David Satcher, MD, Ph.D. The exhibit included the SAF Kosovo Refugee silk panels, work additionally created by Native Americans and other minority groups, and two 6-foot banner reproductions of the recently completed AIDS murals. The murals were created as part of a SAF outreach project involving male and female inmates with AIDS at Delaware State Prison.


June 2001
National Mental Health Association Annual Conference (featuring Survivors Art Foundation artworks)

The National Mental Health Association (NMHA) Capitol Hill Reception took place on June 7, 2001 in the Dirksen Senate Building on Capitol Hill Washington, DC. This event is the crowning event for NMHA's Advocacy Day during the annual National Mental Health Association Conference and will feature a special "Into the Light" Award presentation to Dr. Alvin Poussaint. The "Into the Light" Award honors individuals who have performed outstanding service in bringing the issues of mental health and mental illness to the fore in America. NMHA is proud to honor Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D., for his remarkable work to eliminate disparities and injustices in mental health treatment for African Americans and all people of color. Throughout his career, he has opened new vistas of opportunity and responsibility for the broader mental health movement and has sought to realize more fully a healthier America. With this award, Dr. Poussaint will join an illustrious group of past recipients including Tipper Gore, Rosalynn Carter, Elizabeth Dole, Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D., Steven E. Hyman, M.D., and Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D.

The Survivors Art Foundation provided a magnificent Art Exhibition for this event. Candyce Brokaw, Executive Director of SAF delivered a keynote address as well. NMHA's conference attendees joined Members of Congress, representatives from the Bush Administration, mental health advocates, foundation leaders and other dignitaries for this annual tribute. View excerpts of the conference online.


May 2001
“Indigenous Peoples Celebration and Exhibition”
United Nations, NYC

“Voices,” the exhibit for the first permanent forum for indigenous people, May 13th to May 24, 2002.. Survivors Art Foundation provided a series of carved and painted totem poles created by Nations of Native Americans from around the United States. These poles were all created in coordination with SAF Outreach programs and curriculums. (Please see http://www.totemrhythms.org.)


May 2001
"The Art of Recovery: Your Freedom to Choose" Conference

SAF provided the 8th Annual Bi-County Consumer/Survivor Empowerment Conference with an expressive dance therapy workshop conducted by Director of Dance Linni Deihl, and motivational talk and presentation delivered by Executive Director Candyce Brokaw. The conference took place on May 18, 2001 at the Marriott Hotel in Melville, LI, NY. View exerpts of the conference online.


April 2001
Survivors Art Foundation and the New York State Office of Mental Health
Office of the Chief Medical Officer, Trauma Unit Mastering the Key Connector: Clinical Training on Trauma Services in the Public Mental Heath System

Survivors Art Foundation provided an art exhibition for the New York State Office for Mental Health Trauma Divisions 6th Annual Conference at the Marriott Marquee in New York City, during the first week of April, 2001. The exhibition featured the Kosovo refugee silk paintings and mobile, as well as photography and poetry by SAF participants. The artwork was well received by over 1,000 mental health providers, doctors, clinicians and trauma survivors that attended the 3-day conference. Guest speakers included Dusty Miller, author of "Women Who Hurt Themselves."


March 2001
Women's History Month Art Exhibition

The Third annual March Exhibition in honor of Women's History Month, Southampton, NY was held in March, 2001. This year's exhibition focused on the performing arts, with four ethnic dance workshops, including African and Latino cultures. In addition, there was an African Drumming workshop, which was very well attended. Survivors Art Foundation Outreach Projects and murals were also on display as part of the Women’s History Month Art Exhibition. The murals included "Wings of Love" (see below). View the show online.


2001
"Wings of Love" Mural

"Wings of Love" was created under the direction of artist, art therapist, Outreach Coordinator of SAF, Marietta Dantonio-Fryer. The powerful, 8-foot mural titled "Wings of Love" was created by women at Baylor Correctional Center. These women are all living with AIDS. It is an inspirational painting about their trials, their pain of their past, and their hope for the future. There are blue images of women standing back to back in the painting which are the participants. They depict the idea that if women can stand together, they will stand tall and be the hope for our children in the future. The background is done in a crackling technique to show that drugs and abuse causes fracturing of the family and the self. There are symbols of life, courage, accountability, responsibility, and love flowing freely to their children. The center is a symbol of birth, and the fire within their hearts going outwards towards the children of the world. "Within these walls a spirit blooms." It is a passionate portrayal of women joined in a common cause. To heal the wounds within and to protect the children. Marietta says: "I salute you: Andrea, Anita, Headie, Lori, Tammy, Yvette, Tanya, and Tysheik." This project was a collaborative effort of Survivors Art Foundation, Delaware Center for Justice, and Baylor Correctional Center. View the "Wings of Love" project online.


November 2000
"Guardian Mural"

Marietta Dantonio-Fryer, SAF Outreach Coordinator, completed the "Guardian Mural" Outreach Project at the Elwyn facility, PA. This Outreach project is with a group of adolescents who are mentally challenged and some who are also physical and sexual abuse survivors. The mural weighs over 1,000 pounds and includes plaster death masks of the children's faces. The children themselves requested this, and it was an act of trust in having them sit while the masks hardened. Then children selected another child as a guardian, to look over and protect them during the process, fostering trust. Then the children (teenagers) asked to have mirrors embedded into the eyes of the masks. Their reason was so when people looked into their eyes they would see reflections of themselves. Because as the children put it, "society fears them but has created them." The Guardian mural will be on exhibit in Southampton in March 2001. View the "Guardian Mural" online.


November 2000
"Stand By Me and Be Free"

"Stand By Me and Be Free Mural Exhibition" an Art Outreach Project conducted with male inmates from Delaware Correctional Center with AIDS. This project was created by Marietta Dantonio-Fryer SAF Outreach Project Coordinator. The title came about because the men feel like lepers and just want to be held by another human being. The next AIDs Outreach project with female prisoners started in November. These women all have many children, and would like to convey an educational message to the public about AIDS Awareness and Prevention, as well as breaking the Bias towards those with AIDS. Both murals are eight foot octagons and are embedded with real healing gemstones. View the "Stand By Me and Be Free" mural online.


November 2000
"Totem Rhythms"

The "Totem Rhythms" Outreach Project with Native Americans from various Native Nations across the US has just begun this November (November is Native American Month). Three Totem poles with be constructed per Nation with at-risk youth and adult survivors. The first Nation that participated was the Thunder Mountain Clan of PA, November 2000. One totem to stay with the Nation, one totem to tour with the traveling exhibition, and the third totem to be presented at the end of this project to the National Native American Museum, ALA Vietnam Wall to honor our Nations first Holocaust Survivors. The website for the Totem Rhythms Project is http://www.totemrhythms.org

November 2000
"Elan Kumankw" Native American Mural

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This display consists of 6 wooden panels. "Elan Kumankw" or "We Are All Related," an original mural depiction of area Native American history and symbolism. The Walum Olum, a pictographic chronicle of the Delaware Indians is featured on the panels along with original artwork from over seventy-five artists -- from a twelve year old girl's panel (with many children contributing to it), to the creation story of the Eastern Deleware Nation, and other topics. Marietta Dantonio-Fryer, Deleware's 1998 Art Educator of the Year recipient, has worked with members of the Eastern Deleware Nation, especially Chief Mike Medicine Shield of PA, to bring the mural to public awareness. Click above image to view entire mural.


September 2000
Saks Fifth Avenue Breast Cancer Survivors' Exhibit

SAF conducted an Art Exhibition for 3 weeks in September at Saks Fifth Avenue on Long Island in collaboration for the Huntington Breast Cancer Organization and Breast Cancer Research. The exhibit consisted of the work of breast and other cancer survivors. View the Saks Exhibit online.


September 2000
HAT - Healing, Art & Technology

SAF Outreach Program in which SAF conducts both art and technology training workshops with populations such as at-risk youth, and domestic violence shelters, etc. The program was recently conducted at Ft. Riley, Kansas, training 92 US Army International Art Directors, Sept 21-25, 2000. We have proposed that this program will be followed by an Art and Technology Outreach Project with U.S. Army Soldiers and their families, at risk youth and possibly soldiers with PTSD returning from Kosovo. View the H.A.T. Exhibit online.


July 2000
Celebration of Grants Recipients and Art Exhibition

Survivors Art Foundation in collaboration with the Huntington Arts Council Suffolk Decentralization Consortium held a celebration in recognition of the 2000 Suffolk Grants for the Arts and the ChaseSMARTS Grant Recipients. Additionally, Senator James J. Lack was honored on Thursday, July 6, 2000, at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson, New York. Survivors Arts Foundation Art works were featured at this event.


June 2000
UNIFEM Exhibition, "Progress of the World's Women"

Survivors Art Foundation in collaboration with UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women) is sponsoring an exhibition in the Visitor's Lobby of the United Nations, June 5-27, 2000, 1st Avenue and East 45th Street, New York City. Artworks include the Kosovo silk panels, created by young adults ages 13 to 22 years, as well as other female survivors' works from SAF's participating artists (including Oxana Narozniak, Bojana Blagojevic, and Ingrid Madera). The exhibition will mark the progress of women from around the world. View the UNIFEM Show online.


March 2000
"Women and Children of the New Millennium"

In Honor of Women's History Month, Southampton Cultural Center, March 2000. The Kosovo works were on exhibit along with works from survivors worldwide. SAF also involved local schools in an essay contest and weekday tours to view the exhibition. View the "Women and Children of the New Millenium" Show online.


December 1999 to February 2000
Children's "Visions of the New Millennium"
United Nations, NYC

The Children's "Visions of the New Millennium" Exhibition was featured in the lobby of the United Nations, December 17 through February 28, 2000. This Exhibition featured the Survivors Art Foundation Kosovo Refugee Out-Reach Project "Flight to Freedom Mobile" and eight hand-painted silk panels and photographs; Other children's works from SAF's Safe Kids Web site were also exhibited, including "Art Sense", a ten foot ceramic mosaic mural created by 200 deaf and blind children from the Elywin Facility, Media PA.; a magnificent eight-foot circular acrylic painting titled "Journey into Healing," created by teenage rape survivors (ages 13-18); from Bosnia, a photo-journalistic study created by children (ages 5-16) during the war; and a reproduction of the Ferris School for Boy's Murals. The exhibition is in collaboration with the United Nations. View the United Nations show online.


October 1999
"Extraordinary Art: Beyond the Museum II"

The USArtists Exhibition, "Extraordinary Art: Beyond the Museum II," featured ten hand-painted silk panels from the Survivors Art Foundation Kosovo Refugees Outreach Project. The USArtists Exhibition took place on October 22, 23, and 24th, 1999 at the 33rd Street Armory, Philadelphia, PA. View the panels online -- View excerpts from the USArtists show online.

Note: SAF Outreach Project Coordinator, Marieitta Dantonio designed the Interactive Art Project for both the Kosovo Refugees and U.S. Soldiers, in June 1999 at Fort Dix, NJ. The project was a collaboration with Survivors Art Foundation, the United States Army Arts and Crafts Department, the Department of Human Services and The American Red Cross. SAF worked with different age groups of refugees ranging from small children to young adults. The experience was joyful and unforgettable for all involved. The entire event produced 38 pieces of children's art configured into an enormous mobile, and ten hand-painted silk masterpieces created by young adults.


September 1999
Saks Fifth Avenue Breast Cancer Survivors' Exhibit

Survivors Art Foundation, in collaboration with the Huntington Breast Cancer Coalition, exhibited at Saks Fifth Avenue in Huntington NY, September 22-28,1999. SAF participant Oxana's work were featured at an in-store exhibition, all proceeds will support breast cancer research. View 360° Panoramic Gallery online.


August 1999
"Head for Health" Seminar

The "Head for Health" Seminar and Multi-Media Art Exhibition was hosted by the Hofstra Museum at Hofstra University, in collaboration with Survivors Art Foundation and the Acoustic Neuroma Association, on August 14, 1999. View "Head for Health" online now.


August 1999
"Hands and Hearts" at Lilith Fairs:

  • Hartford, CT, August 4, 1999
  • Jones Beach, NY, August 6, 1999
  • Denver, CO, August 28-29, 1999

Survivors Art Foundation was selected by the Lilith Fair to provide the concertgoers at various sites around the country with an Inter-Active Arts Program. 1999 is the last year that the all-female performer concert, the Lilith Fair, will be touring the US. SAF volunteers worked with all age groups attending the concert on an art project that will be displayed on the Lilith Fair and SAF web sites.

The commemorative "Lilith Fair Hands and Hearts Quilt" involved concert attendees from the various fairs, painting and drawing their hands, hearts, impressions and feelings about the event, with their signatures on different shaped materials, mounted on two-sided wood panels. The inter-active piece will give the illusion of walking through a maze. Music and photographs from the Fair will also be incorporated into the final installation presentation. The commemorative " Lilith Fairs Hands and Hearts Quilt" will tour regionally with the Survivors Art Foundation's Multi-Media Art Exhibitions. View the "Hands and Hearts" project online.


June 1999
SAF and Kosovo Refugees

SAF conducted an Art Outreach Program with the Kosovo refugees, at Fort Dix, NJ, the last week in June 1999. The project was collaboration with Survivors Art Foundation, the United States Army Arts and Crafts Department, the Department of Human Services and The American Red Cross.

The theme of the piece is "Flight to Freedom," said SAF Outreach Project Coordinator, Marieitta Dantonio. She designed an Inter-Active Art Project for Kosovo refugees and US soldiers to work on together. SAF worked with different age groups of refugees ranging from small children to adults. The experience was joyful and unforgettable for all involved. The entire event produced 38 circular children's pieces of art, and 10 enormous silk masterpieces created by adults.

The Kosovo refugees were each given a Polaroid snapshot of themselves and their completed artwork. This was the first time that many of the children had ever seen an instant photograph of themselves, and were delighted with the gift.

The Kosovo Refugee artwork will tour regionally with other Survivors Art Foundation's Multi-Media Art Exhibitions. View "Flight to Freedom" online now.


May 1999
VOICES in Action

The 1999 VOICES in Action "17th Annual International Conference on Child Sexual Abuse and Art Exhibit" was held May 20-23 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The event was sponsored by VOICES in Action (Victims of Incest Can Emerge Survivors) and Survivors Art Foundation. The exhibit featured all forms of artwork including poetry.


March 1999
"Birth"

"Birth," the first multimedia art show of the new Survivor's Art Foundation premiered on March 19-21 at the Southampton Cultural Center, Southamptom, NY. Featuring the work of more than 40 artists, both local and international, "Birth" focused on the healing power of art in all forms from painting, sculpture, and photography to dance, poetry and computer arts. More details. View the show online!


August 1998
Westhampton Beach Outdoor Art Show

The Westhampton Beach Outdoor Art Show was a great success. It took place during the first weekend in August at the Mary O'Fritchie Art Show, in Westhampton, NY. Members exhibited paintings, drawings, photography and sculpture. We expect to be there again next year with a greatly expanded exhibit.

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