MasterPEACE Art Show and Benefit



MasterPEACE:Young Artists Making a Kinder World

 Dallas, TX – The Goss-Michael Foundation hosts a singular event June 11, 2009, showcasing art created by 5th graders and the piano on which John Lennon wrote the song “Imagine”.  Adding to the unique quality of the evening, the art show and benefit for the MasterPEACE program of Today Marks the Beginning (TMtB) will be streamed live with regular updates on Twitter.

Dallas students’ exhibit of collage portraits of peacemakers from around the world, is being moved from the Downtown Dallas Library to the Goss Gallery for the June 11 art show and benefit. The portraits were created by Dallas 5th graders from L.L. Hotchkiss, Parish Episcopal, and students in Big Thought’s after school program.  Dallas photographer, John Katz’s photographs capturing their creative process, will also be exhibited.    In the particular MasterPEACE lesson that inspired the kids, “Great Peacemakers Like You and Me”, the students were asked to create portraits out of everyday objects they found around them; just like these heroes who tackled extremely difficult situations.  In the portraits, a bottle top could become an eye. A straw could become a nose; a piece of discarded jewelry, a hat.

The Goss-Michael Foundation is hosting the 6:30 – 8:30 pm art show and benefit at their gallery on 2500 Cedar Springs in Dallas. In addition to providing a forum for British Contemporary art through exhibits and programs, the Goss-Michael Foundation also awards scholarships to Dallas high school graduating seniors pursuing a college education in music and visual arts.  The two-hour fundraiser, streamed live, will be full of things to do, see and enjoy.  The talented Dallas pianist Scott Bucklin is thrilled to be playing the John Lennon piano and will accompany the fabulous Dallas singer/actress Denise Lee and partner Gary Floyd.  Raffle items include a month of yoga lessons, art books, jewelry, art works and more.   John Katz’s delightful short film about the diverse groups of Dallas school children participating in the MasterPEACE lessons will be screened. And throughout the event, wine, beverages and delicacies will be served, adding to the festivities.  There will be plenty to Twitter about!


The Goss-Michael Foundation Hosts

Great Peacemakers Like You and Me

Art Show and Benefit for the

MasterPEACE program of Today Marks the Beginning

June 11, 2009, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Goss Gallery 2500 Cedar Springs, Dallas, Texas

Free Admission


Reservations are limited:


Media Contact:

Lou Michaels

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