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Peace Prayers Project

Fall 2001, Goldenstein Art Gallery, Sedona, AZ



This project started as a response to the second Iraq war by participants from a group called Voices of Hope, Jodee Smith, Kateri Carabel, Peter Reed, Monika Cate, and Pash. Initial mask making participants made masks of their faces and hands. They constructed bodies and costumes to go with them, and decorated with their visions of peace. Art curator and gallery owner Linda Goldenstein exhibited the project at her Goldenstein Art Gallery. Project participants were interviewed and aired on Linda’s art-related television show. A grand opening celebration in memory of 9/11 drew a large crowd outside Goldenstein Gallery. World class musicians, including Chris Spheris, Anthony Mazella, Martha Redbone, Richard Salem and many others played. Performers, Buddhist nun chanters, artists, and poets--including poetry slam master Christopher Lane--delivered impassioned offerings. It was an exhibit, and a night, not soon forgotten!


Mask makers Jodee Smith, Kateri Carabel, Peter Reed, and Monika Cate.
Mask makers Jodee Smith, Kateri Carabel, Peter Reed, and Monika Cate.
Peter Reed masks a mask on Monika Cate.
Peter Reed masks a mask on Monika Cate.
Smoothing out the mask.
Smoothing out the mask.
Kateri Carabel waits for her her arm mask to dry.
Kateri Carabel waits for her her arm mask to dry.
Jodee Smith and Kateri Carabel waiting for their masks to dry.
Jodee Smith and Kateri Carabel waiting for their masks to dry.
Making hands of peace mask.
Making hands of peace mask.
Peter Reed waiting for his hands of peace to dry.
Peter Reed waiting for his hands of peace to dry.
Waiting for peace masks to dry.
Waiting for peace masks to dry.
Peter Reed with his mask, "If the World...."
Peter Reed with his mask, "If the World...."
Monika Cate with her mask of peace.
Monika Cate with her mask of peace.
Pash with her masks of Compassion and Woe of the World.
Pash with her masks of Compassion and Woe of the World.
Jodee Smith's peace mask.
Jodee Smith's peace mask.
Jodee Smith's peace prayer, photo by Monika Cate.
Jodee Smith's peace prayer, photo by Monika Cate.
Kateri Carabel's peace prayer, photo by Monika Cate.
Kateri Carabel's peace prayer, photo by Monika Cate.
Peter Reed's peace prayer, photo by Monika Cate.
Peter Reed's peace prayer, photo by Monika Cate.
Monika Cate's peace prayer, photo by Monika Cate.
Monika Cate's peace prayer, photo by Monika Cate.
Pash's Compassion and Woe of the World and Peter Reed "If the world...." masks on display.
Pash's Compassion and Woe of the World and Peter Reed "If the world...." masks on display.