Peace Camp 2012

Coloring a Brighter Future

July 9-12, 9am-3pm
For girls and boys ages 8-12

Rainbows melt into playful streams of light that dance upon the earth. Stars explode glittering chaos that sings to the sun and moon.  Blue waters crash embracing brown, black, silver sand. Green grass whispers to pink, purple, gold flowers, “Listen to the secrets of the wind.” We are engulfed in a world of brilliant colors that invites us to paint our own realities.

The theme of Wisdom Ways’ fourth annual summer day camp for young peacemakers is Coloring A Brighter Future.  Centered on ritual, art making, community building and conversations we will generate ways to practice peace. Explore the universe and all her magical colors with our artist-in-residence, New York multi-media artist, Eric Black. As a comic book creator, abstract painter, and extraterrestrial believer, Eric will facilitate workshops on puppet making, robot building, glow-in the dark painting, and much more. We will also have a clay workshop, practice yoga with an instructor from Core Power, and sing and dance with Kairos.

Join us in making Peace Camp a joyful, creative place to live peace.

Meet the leadership team for Peace Camp: (back row, left to right: Rachel Maxwell, Sonja Ausen-Anifrani, Fabio Anifrani, Anna Zaros. Front row: Marisa Stevenson and Jessica Lopez Lyman. Not pictured: Cat Hammond).




Artist: Eric Black, a native of New York City, received a B.A. in Fine Arts from Suny Purchase. His art is a fusion of his talents and interests. Being a master of both fine and digital art, Eric creates works that bring these two loves together as a painter, animator, and sculptor. Using scientific theories, myth, and the human experience as a base for his creations, Eric provides a new blueprint for imagination, a form of evolved creativity, a chaotic montage of ideas, images, sounds and possibilities.


Coordinator: Jessica Lopez Lyman, a St. Paul native, received a BA from St. Catherine University in Secondary Education and English. She received her MA from the University of California Santa Barbara in Chicana and Chicano Studies and is continuing in their PhD program focusing on performance art, Chicana/o identity, embodiment, Chicana feminism, and community organizing. As a performance poet, teacher, and activist Jessica strives to create social change through arts education. If you have questions about Peace Camp, contact Jessica at


WHEN:  Monday, July 9 through Thursday, July 12, 9am-3pm

COST: $150; $125 per child for two or more from one family
Photo Release Form (please bring on the first day of camp)


A few photos from Peace Camp, July 2011