The ARK in Berea Museum
The historic ARK in Berea, home of the sustainable global Environmental Arts Movement, helped inaugurate the green building trend that is now sweeping America. In 2000, mainly because of their heightened talent to match ability with vision, David and Renate were the ideal avant-guides to help lead the Nation into the next Millennium when they spent six months in Europe at EXPO2000, the World's Fair in Hanover, Germany as American Cultural Ambassadors.
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 a sustainable culture of Peace.
ICEA is a place where people are encouraged to develop their own unique individual skills and talents for themselves, their community, nation and the world. The ARK in Berea as a retreat, provides a healthy holistic environment to aid people in their social, emotional, physical, intellectual, spiritual as well as artistic growth. Sustainable business leadership training programs are available to corporate and community organizations. Consultants and Speakers are available for all topics relating to the Humanities, Arts, and the Environment.
WORLDS CHILDREN PEACE MONUMENT: http://www.wcpm.info
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The ARK in Berea Museum a member in good standing with the Northeastern Ohio Inter-Museum Council.
in 1942, The Northeastern Ohio Inter-Museum Council serves over 140
institutional members in Cuyahoga and six adjacent counties. Members
range from large, internationally renowned museums in major urban
centers to metro parks, nature facilities and small local history
museums spread across parts of the Western Reserve.
The purpose of this organization is to enable its members to preserve history and works of art, to advance science and natural history, or to study and display works of art, minerals, animal, and plant life. NEOIMC members work together to find solutions to their shared concerns in the fields of finance, legislation, public relations, education, personnel and related fields, and do what is necessary and proper to carry out the purposes for which individual member organizations were created.
The Council provides a group forum for airing common goals and issues; sponsors educational workshops for museum staff and volunteers; hosts general meetings at member museums.
Spititual Father of the Envirionmental Art Movement, David Jakupca was an innovative artist who took the world by storm as American Cultural Ambassador, Universal Peace Ambassador,
Founder of the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA)
This is due primarily to his pioneer work on The 'Theory of Iceality' on Environmental Arts:which is a practical study of 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 Animal Kingdoms. By incorporating the rights of flora and fauna in a "Universal Peace Equation" is the first major change in achieving a sustainable Peace on Earth in over 2000 Years.
David and Renate Jakupca are also responsible for enlightening the art community to the new genre of social activist Environmental Art when they founded the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) in 1987 at the historic ARK in Berea , Ohio. ICEA was organized into three divisions: Environmental, Humanities, Arts and Culture, this acts as an umbrella organization of affiliated groups that support related agendas with the idea of creating a prototype NGO that is easily replicated in other communities, cities, states and countries. As the first professional art organization to be solely dedicated to this endeavor, this has made ICEA to be the leading force in the Environmental arts and a force for socially responsible activity.
According to Jakupca, beginning with ICEA, the Environmental Arts Genre has grown exponentially and has over the past decades spawned a wide variety of very similar phrases and art terms such as; eco art, land art, ecoventions, natural art, green art, outdoor art, social activity, earth art, recycled art, sustainable art, ecodedsign, etc. These can be all be considered sub-categories under the umbrella of the main Environmental Art Genre. While Jakupca's art is presented in some of the most prestigious museums across the country, none houses more than the ARK in Berea, Ohio.