In preparation for the Dalai Lama’s “Power of Nonviolence” summit in May 2011, the GlassBook Project collaborated with Rutgers MCJ Scholars and middle school students from Newark’s S. 17th St. School to create a forty-foot long accordion structure glass book that focused on finding peace. The book emanates the culture and perspectives found in these student artists experiences, and specifically they were asked to look at the differences in how young people and adults seek, explore, and find peace.
This book was unveiled at SAMHSA’s National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, event at the Harman Center for the Arts, Shakespeare Theater, Washington, DC. Student-artists also received recognition by Congressman Donald Payne, (D-NJ) and the U.S. Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus.
2011 Artist-in-Residence Elenora Luongo, Sarah Stengle