From the iconic peace sign, to singer/songwriter John Lennon's "Give Peace A Chance", to AfroSolo Artistic Director Thomas Robert Simpson's solo performance piece There Is No Hatred Here, artists throughout the years have used art as a medium to promote peace. The Commonwealth Club joins AfroSolo Arts Festival 17 in hosting a lively panel discussion about using art to envision, promote, and celebrate peace, examining the role the arts have played in peacemaking movements of the past and present.
PETER CARPOU is a muralist and the Art Program Manager at Larkin Street Youth Services. He has an extensive history of painting murals. As the Art Program Manager of Larkin Street’s Youth Art Program, he oversees a comprehensive arts education program that provides a variety of hands-on visual and performance art activities for the youth they serve. The program also features artistic and cultural outings to Bay Area theaters, museums, galleries, and community centers, as well as, collaborative arts projects with San Francisco’s noted arts institutions.