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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Autumn Décor Design Tips from the ARK in Berea: Unique Ideas on How Art Can Spruce Up Your Home

ARK in Berea:  With summer days about to fade into fall, and outdoor living slowly heading indoors, now is the perfect time to liven up the dwelling you love to call home and prepare for some good cocooning time. Besides the cool, crisp air and invigorating ‘sweater weather’ the fall provides us each year, the colors of crimson, burnt orange, green, earthy brown and golden yellow are absolutely vibrant and can be brought indoors in a big way.

With more time being spent indoors as fall glides in, it’s the perfect time to refresh our homes and liven up our walls in a way that mixes majestic colors with breathtaking landscapes and fall scenes. Many times, finding just the right art can breathe life into a room that may have become hum-drum and stale over the years. American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca of the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA), headquartered in the ARK in BEREA, offers some great decorating tips for the fall:
Don’t go small: One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make when selecting art is going ‘too small,’ which can make a piece appear dwarfed. You’ve heard the term ‘bigger is better.’ In this case, it’s right on the money. Imagine what a bold piece of art can do for an entire room. What’s great about ICEA pieces is that you can obtain an art selection on canvas up to 54” x 102”, even if the original is much smaller" said Ambassador Renate

      Don’t shy away from color: The trends in color this fall are bold, rich colors like mustard, reds and spicy oranges mixed with browns. Find a landscape scene that incorporates these colors and pick great accent pieces in chartreuse, red and yellow to play up the bold colors in your art. This can instantly breathe new life into a room.

      Consider the right lighting for your art: Draw attention to a favorite piece of art with an accent light that plays up the bold fall colors.

      Cocoon with color: As you begin spending more time inside, inspire your indoor spaces with art that’s cheerful and colorful. All types of art, including abstract images, will warm up your décor if they contain the earthy, autumn tones you see when you look outside your window.

      Groupings are back: In the 70s, wall groupings were prevalent in homes across the country, and the trend is making its way back. Freshen up your home this fall by hanging a matched set in a structured arrangement or mix and match your favorite pieces in a random configuration.

      Transform a room with a few simple changes: Purchase a new piece of art for a primary spot, such as the space over a fireplace or sofa. Buy a couple of new pillows that complement the colors in the art, and suddenly your whole room looks new.

      Consider season art changes if you’re running out of space: When you love art, it’s easy to quickly fill every wall! Why not consider season changes for key areas in your home? If you currently have a painting of zesty sunflowers in a basket on a particular wall, consider purchasing an autumn landscape to use in that same position for half the year. It keeps your home décor fresh and forever up-to-date.

      Change wall colors for a dramatic affect: Have you ever noticed how many art galleries and museums in urban design change wall colors depending on the art that’s on display? If your home and furnishings are neutral, consider painting one accent wall in a room with a different color, based on an interesting color within a favorite painting that hangs on that wall. The right color background will make your art come to life.

If an ‘art makeover’ is part of your fall décor design plan, you’ll want to visit www.TheICEA.com to view a collection of local images by American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca -- with a healthy collection of fall-inspired works, including landscapes and color-rich
abstracts.        http://www.bereabuzz.com

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Greater Cleveland Celebrates International Peace Day 2014


Groups and individuals from all around the Greater Cleveland area are planning a tremendous International Day of Peace, September 21, 2014. Many are planning unique events. The United Nations' theme, Education for Peace, will be a focus for all the Worlds Children.

Greater Cleveland Celebrates International Peace Day was started in 2012 by American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca as part of the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) Great Iceality Revelation.  The peace initiative promotes the Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts for a sustainable culture of peace for ALL Living Things through the Worlds Children Peace Monument.

The Science behind Peace and Global Harmony is the "Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts". Developed in 1987, it is the practical study on the aesthetics of the relationship between Humans and their Environment through Arts and Culture, ultimately promoting an effective sustainable global Culture of Peace between all Living Things ~ Human, Plant and Wildlife  Kingdoms!   The incorporation of the rights of flora and fauna in a "Universal Peace Equation" is the first major change in achieving a sustainable global Culture Peace on Earth in over 2000 Years.

There will be a Global Feasts for Peace around town including the ARK in Berea featuring the Ark's famous Stone Soup to build unity and celebrate the peace we have. 

The International Day of Peace is now observed annually by well hundreds of million people in over 150 countries and many major cities worldwide. For more about the IDP, go to: www.internationaldayofpeace.org and join the International Day of Peace Facebook Page. 

Cleveland World Peace Daily encourages local participation in the United Nations International Day of Peace, observed globally on Sept. 21.   For more about Cleveland World Peace Daily, please visit our website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ClevelandWorldPeaceDaily/ 

Enjoy the best Ambassador Renate's Peace and Iceality Quotes and Share with your friends.

"Living courageously means being bold in pursuit of Peace through Iceality, following your heart, taking some risks, and not allowing fear to keep you from doing your absolutely Best"  Ambassador Renate

"You know, doing what's right for the Worlds Children gives you a satisfaction than nothing else can give you".

"When you try to bring all nations together, it is the individual that count"

"Discover how to make your feelings line up with the truth found in the Iceality of Peace"

"It is hard work saving the World"

"Peace must be more than a theory or a word; it has to be action. It must be seen and felt. A sustainable global culture of Peace is and has always been an attainable quest for all Living Things - The Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts teaches us how to live in Peace. When we do this, Life is exciting, beautiful and rewarding"

"Fear is a dead end, but Peace through Iceality always has a future".

"Practice Peace through Iceality Aggressively".

"Peace through Iceality should be a main theme in out Life".

"Iceality calls upon the different political, religious and cultural traditions to join hands and to cooperate with us."

“Sometimes Goodwill is best expressed through service. Words are wonderful, but when you act through Iceality, your commitment to Peace will contain much more than just words.”

“Iceality has brought peace back into the home/family..........where it belongs”

"We must cultivate an iceality which manifests itself in action..." 

"Iceality is the source of helpful sustainable energy."

"We will favor Peace and Iceality by countering the tendencies of individuals and communities to assume or even to teach that they are inherently superior to others."

"Iceality will promote dialogue and harmony between and within Religions, Politics and Cultures and Nations."

"To support the iceality of peace, one must have an ulterior motive. Even Mother Teresa had a motive her good works...She wanted to have a (purpose) reason for her Life"

"ICEALITY' is the ultimate form of Simplicity"
"Simplicity”is the ultimate form of Sustainability"

“We must show the Worlds Children something about Peace and Iceality, not just tell them about it”.

“If your mind is blinded with your worries and fears, your eyes cannot see the beauty of a peaceful world”

you create "peace" with:
your attitude
your behavior
your actions
it's all up to you

“Don’t be afraid of using Iceality for change because it is always necessary for Peace”

“Peace through Iceality is not a mere feeling. It is a decision about how we will behave and treat All Living Things”

“We develop Peace when we focus on Iceality”

“Iceality never fails, Peace is seen in how we treat All Living Things”

“You don't have to wait to feel like showing others Peace—you can do it anytime!”

“The Iceality of Peace is what we all have in common”

“Be the person who pours out Peace into the lives of people around you. You may discover how happier you are when you do”.

“One thing I learned in 25 years at ICEA is that some fundamental elements of Life, like Energy and Individual Rights, for examples, are universal and cannot be created or destroy, but only manipulated to be controlled. If you gain the Rights to something then consequently someone must lose their related Rights. A simple fact that is easy to learn but hard to practice”