- ARK in BEREA: Widely regarded as the Spiritual Father of the Environmental Art Movement, David Jakupca, a controversial artist who often mixes politics and social issues in his work, has released a new white paper on the "ICEALITY SILVER REVELATION"
Jakupca, who was voted favorite local artist in the 1994 Cleveland Magazine's Best of Cleveland readers choice awards includes infamous social artworks like the 1993 Anti-Chief Wahoo Portrait and the 1992 "Peace and Prosperity" print of Whiskey Island. He admits that in Cleveland, he is most recognized for his role as a watchdog on county corruption, especially politicians of all parties, and for more key efforts such as his persistent unique actions aimed at openness and accountability in government.
His current project is building the National coast-to-coast "Great American Peace Trail " in addition to the " Worlds Children Peace Monument" (WCPM).
He admitted at first, he had no idea what kind of public reaction to expect. He was elated when he realized people embraced it, and recognized it as a commitment to America's future through our Children and as an expression of love for our country.
All ready over 20 Cities have committed themselves to the peace cause
Jakupca hopes that the 'ICEALITY SILVER REVELATION' will get the more of “public talking about what the art work represents. "Can the politicians we elected point us in the direction of a sustainable global culture of peace?"
He hopes that the ISR will get people to answer such questions.
“It is time for the People to start talking, and the dialog is about to get intense,” he said.
- The Environmental Arts Movement started by the The International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) founded by David and Renate Jakupca in 1987.
- Environmental Art is the true indigenous art form of the Greater Cleveland, Ohio area. The ARK in Berea is the home to the global Environmental Art movement.
- David Jakupca is the recognized leader and the Spiritual Father of the Environmental Art movement.
- In 1993 in Vienna, Austria at the World Conference on Human Rights, ICEA, with the approval of U.S. Delegates, Jimmy Carter and Geraldine Ferraro, began recycling and promoting United Nations' World Conferences.
- Through this partnership with the United Nations, ICEA has influenced a global audience of literally billions of people.
- In 2000, David and Renate Jakupca were appointed American Cultural Ambassadors representing the US at EXPO2000, The Worlds Fair held in Hanover, Germany.
- Environmental Art is now the number one movement in Cleveland, Ohio
- Environmental Art is the number one movement in America.
- Environmental Art is the number one movement Worldwide.
- New Buzz Word in URBAN DICTIONARY:
According to the Urban Dictionary the Good Word in 2008 is 'ICEAlity':
About ICEA: The International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) was founded by David and Renate Jakupca in 1987 to meet the compelling needs of ordinary citizens for access to current, balanced, understandable information about complex global issues.
ICEA is organized into three divisions: Cultural, Environmental and Humanities. This has lead for ICEA to be a leading force for socially responsible activity.
ICEA's mission is ICEAlity, that is to "Assist in understanding of the relationship between Humans and their Environment through the Arts ultimately promoting a sustainable global Culture of Peace".
David and Renate, through ICEA participated in the 1992 EARTH SUMMIT, and later were Official United Nations Observers to the 1993 UN Conference on Human Rights in Vienna, Austria. There, with the approval of US Delegation Leaders Geraldine Ferraro and President Jimmy Carter, ICEA has been recycling all major World Conferences ever since. Over the years, ICEA has gained a reputation for excellence based upon a unique library of specialized, current information on global importance and a wide range of imaginative programming and collaborations with other organizations to meet the needs of a broad constituency.
With affiliates across the globe, the ICEA supports research, information sharing and effective action promoting the sustainable global culture of Peace.