Dec. 3rd is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This year, Borderless Arts TN partnered with former VSA Affiliates from around the country and around the world to create a special postcard to the world. Each piece of art selected represents peace.
One piece of art was selected to represent each partner in the center in a Teapot. The teapot, represent s how their efforts mix together to pour out a unified message. The teapot image developed in 2015 from a term coined by Charlie Kellett of the US State Department. During his work in the Peace Corp., he witnessed the serving of tea as a way to bring people together. Whenever he saw people using their talents for a common good, he called it Teapot Diplomacy. He had dubbed the 2015 quilt as Teapot Diplomacy and later gave permission to Borderless Arts TN to name a program Teapot Diplomats.
Special thanks to the artist who designed Pieces of Peace: Samantha Kaviyakone
Partners in the project include: Alfan Alkas Association Egypt, Art for All Center United Arab Emirates, ArtMix Indiana, Arts Access North Carolina, ARTS ACCESS South Carolina, Arts For All Kentucky, arts4all Florida, Art Spark Texas, Borderless Arts Tennessee, Fann4All-Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, VSA Singapore.
The 12 selected pieces of art are shown below.