31 May

Peace and Justice Summer Art Camp

Community Mural Project

Peace CTR Art Camp

Every Monday and Wednesday, join us from 3:30 to 4:30 at the Peace and Justice Center to learn about murals! We’ll be studying famous muralists, techniques and challenges of the medium, and working with local artists and businesses to create art for the community, and finally, we’ll be painting a mural of the class’s design in downtown Bangor! The theme of the mural is “Bangor’s Diverse Communities: Build a Stronger Bangor”. This event is for young people aged 8-17.

A $5 to $10 sliding scale registration fee will apply, to help with the cost of materials, payable upon first class attended. Please send your forms to info@peacectr.org or call with any questions: (207) 942-9343

Supported by a generous grant from the Maine Humanities Council

Summer Art Camp

Sign up for the Peace and Justice Center Mural Project Series designed for young people aged 8-17
  • Are there any medical conditions we need to know about? Allergies? Note: There are times we will be outside, and working with latex and acrylic paint.

22 May

Pretty Black: Racism in the Art World – Art Show Opening

Pretty Black images

Saturday, June 17, 5pm to 8pm

Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St, Suite 100, Bangor

Join us  for the exciting opening of an art show featuring local artist Keith Washington.  His work celebrates culture, body, music, and poetry, and challenges the paradigms of fine art and exclusivity.  It provides a provocative and sometimes uncomfortable look at race in the art world through multimedia pieces and fictional characters such as Pretty Black.

According to the artist, “Pretty Black’s character identifies with the fact that one can find the beauty in all.  Next to the prejudiced actions of racism in the art world, this is just a segment.  However, my expression of creation will only blossom in the face of the doubter.”

Co-sponsors:  Peace & Justice Center and Bangor Racial & Economic Justice Coalition

21 May

June 2017 P&J Newsletter Available for Download

You may download the latest newsletter issue HERE.