We are thrilled to announce

Artistic Director and Founder Ellen Frank has received a

Fulbright Specialist Award for Peacebuilding

and Reconciliation

U.S. Departments of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)

and World Learning


Join us at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts

University of New Haven for

Special Events in Celebration of the Cities of Peace Exhibition

US Premiere of Yerevan: To Know Wisdom

Honoring Armenia

Friday, September 7, from 5-7 pm

Reception & Symposium: “Art as Dynamic Cultural Peacebuilding”

4 - 5 pm

Private Meet and Greet

Mher Margaryan

New United Nations Ambassador from Armenia

RSVP required


5 - 6 pm Public Reception

6 - 7 pm Symposium

Reservation Required for Symposium https://www.newhaven.edu/lyme/exhibitions or call

Kristen Brady  860-598-5143

Chauncey Stillman Gallery

84 Lyme Street

Old Lyme, CT



And his tune is heard on the distant hill for
The caged bird sings of freedom.
— Maya Angelou

Cities of Peace shares its freedom song.

CITIES OF PEACE is a living monument of cultural landscapes and heritage preservation that features a series of large scale gold-leaf paintings honoring the history and culture of world cities that have suffered trauma and strife. Architecting a new cultural diplomacy, Cities of Peace issues a global call to recognize the critical role cities play in sustaining what is creative and hopeful in civilization. It is our mission to inspire those who view these works of art to act to protect critical urban centers throughout the world. Cities of Peace includes collaborative artistic creation, human rights education, film, internship training and peacebuilding workshops.

CITIES OF PEACE exists to continue, capture, and echo the outcry of many: to stop war, conflict and violence against humanity, against nations, against cities. If we do not understand the history and beauty of what has been damaged or destroyed, we cannot participate in the beauty of recovery and peace.