Cities of Peace is back from Kosovo!

at the Illumination Atelier

East Hampton, New York

Artistic Director and Founder Ellen Frank is

Fulbright Specialist

Peacebuilding and Reconciliation

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

If we understand the history and beauty of what has been damaged or destroyed, we can participate in the beauty of recovery and peace.
— Ellen Frank PhD

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.