Free Celebration of World Peace Day at FGCU Art Galleries

Peace (credit: Miracles Healing Center)

Peace (credit: Miracles Healing Center)


Florida News: Live screenings of art films ring in Peace Initiative

Art Galleries at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) in Ft. Myers are screening “films4peace” to celebrate World Peace Day Friday, September 21, a day of ceasefire started by the United Nations. From Australia to Zimbabwe, cultural institutions around the world, are screening the  short films that are commissioned by PUMA Peace.

The Films

In “films4peace,” you will see fine art, animation and 35 mm live action pieces that speak to the notions of peace. The films run from 30 up to 90 seconds and will be released online and at cultural venues globally. “Artists confront us with the challenges that face us at this time,” said curator Mark Coetzee. “These films are both disturbing and inspiring, responsive to the reality of our time, but they also ask us to be responsible for our actions. PUMA.Peace wishes to contribute to making the world a better place. A world that is safer, more peaceful and more creative. We are honored to have The Art Galleries at Florida Gulf Coast University join us in this important initiative.”

AT FGCU, the short films will be looping from 10:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. in the Arts Complex Lobby.

The artists

There are 21 artists that have created 17 new works for the live screening:


  • Janet Biggs
  • Hank Willis Thomas and Terence Nance
  • Gregory Crewdson and Costanza Theodoli-Braschi (USA and UK)
  • Tom Gran and Kayleigh Gibbons
  • Isaac Julien
  • Michael Nyman
  • Bill Porter
  • Jacco Olivier
  • Levi van Veluw
  • Ergin Cavuşoğlu (Bulgaria)
  • Magali Charrier (France)
  • Max Hattler (Germany)
  • Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy (Ireland)


  • Yang Fudong (China)
  • Noriko Okaku (Japan)


  • Peterson Kamwathi (Kenya)
  • Nandipha Mntambo (Swaziland)

Tell us…

How do you celebrate World Peace Day?