Photographer Lorraine Devon Wilke's award-winning photograph, Serenity Surrounds, is one of 120 images selected out of hundreds of international submissions to be part of a traveling exhibit for The Peace Project, an annual event conceived and produced by Lisa Shultz of TheWhole9. The mission statement of The Peace Project, which launches its third annual festival "Affair of the Arts" on Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21, in Culver City, CA, is described as follows:
"Amidst all the chaos, all the war, all the shootings, it’s important to find hope and believe that the world can be different. We're proud that since The Whole 9 launched The Peace Project four years ago, thousands of artists worldwide have helped to power our work. Together we have accomplished much including:
• Educated dozens of children in Sierra Leone, Africa.
• Distributed 10,000 pairs of crutches to amputees, war victims, polio survivors and mothers and children in Sierra Leone...