At one level the mounting of an exhibition of such disparate artists might seem rather odd or puzzling, however the exhibition’s avowed aim is to celebrate a unity in its diversity!
Each of the artists, be they a painter, photographer, potter or sculptor, is exhibiting work which is inspired and motivated by visions of peace, balance and harmony. From a painter whose portraits seek to convey an ‘atmosphere of peacefulness’, to a photographer whose work seeks to ‘cultivate a feeling of peace’; from another painter who ‘prizes and values differences’, to a potter who seeks a ‘universal aesthetic uniting people’. Some directly celebrate and interpret a spiritual imperative for unity and peace, and several suggest how unity in the natural world reflects the potential unity within the human one.
Each of the artists , through their own distinctive medium and style, present their work to celebrate the visit to these shores of Abdu’l-Báha one hundred years ago, when after a lifetime’s imprisonment and exile, He was able to travel to the West to bring his Father’s (Bahá’u’llah) revelation of world unity and universal brotherhood.