Media Release Courtesy: ARK in BEREA
Date: 1/4/2012
The International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary 
with the ICEALITY Silver Revelation and celebrates North East Ohio being 'branded' as the Global Home of the Environmental Arts Movement.

On the occasion of its 25th Anniversary, the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) is expanding its community connections and celebrating new creative partnerships through the 'ICEALITY SILVER REVELATION' to brand the North East Ohio as the Global home of the Environmental Arts Movement as The Economic Engine For the Region and as the cradle for the  Universal Culture of Peace.

In a historic re-unification of the North Coast Community, as part of the 25 Year Iceality Silver Revelation, North East Ohio Area has been ‘branded’ as the Home of the Environmental Arts Movement by the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) as a 'Cultural Industry' to foster civic identity, cultivate jobs, and tourism, brand Ohio Environmental Arts as a Culture District in the Bioregion while developing a sustainable Global Culture of Peace for All Living Things."

The Global Home of the Environmental Art Movement is the region in Northern Ohio that is noted for its growing concentration of Sustainable Design and Technology Industries.  Geographically, the region occupies the same area as the Greater Cleveland Area where it is centered and where most of the companies are located. It is in the northeastern part of Ohio, an area stretching from the south end to Akron-Canton, Lorain in the west and Youngstown in the east.

It is visualized as the home for many of the world's largest technology corporations, as well as thousands of small startups working on a sustainable future. The term ICEALITY refers to the region's original innovator, the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA), the environmental arts pioneer, but it eventually expands to all sustainable practices, and is now generally used as a metonym for the global cultural of peace sector.

Since 1987, the success of ICEA has spawned a number of other Peace/Environmental Centers throughout the United States and the World, but ICEA continues to make the north coast a leading hub for innovation and development. This question may have occurred to many people's minds when they came across the term ICEALITY. While its meaning is mostly unknown to them, the revolutionary ideas and developments which have been made in this term affect everyone’s daily life, and it is hard to imagine our modern civilization without them. Greater Cleveland is now recognized as the heartland of the Environmental Peace Industry which is based on the ‘Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts.

Iceality saw the "development to the LEED program, the Worlds Children Peace Monument, Urban Lakefront Development and has generated a lot of information on elements related to climate change, population and human rights.

Looking at our over populated society in which Sustainability has become a necessity against Ecocide, the crucial role of Iceality in the Environmental Arts and Design Revolution becomes even more evident.

This also makes Iceality a philosophy meaning that there is hope for Humanity after all, and that improvements in our Society can take place daily. American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca see it as a transformation from the rust belt to a place where, "Economics and Culture combined with leading edge technology and thriving entrepreneurship, financial investors and pioneering organizational styles provide the background for the most profound inquiry ever into the Nature of Peace that will affect our planet’s very evolution for centuries to come."

They would like to convey the image of ICEALITY as the nucleus of the modern sustainable agenda for saving our Planet, presenting the most important developments of  major elements which comprise the future which is the relationship between Humans and their Environment through Design and Culture, ultimately promoting an effective sustainable global Culture of Peace between all Living Things in the Human, Plant and Animal Kingdoms.

"Throughout history, various movements in Art have taken place: impressionism, Modernism, Abstract Art, Photo-Realists to name a few. Recently Pop Art debuted in the 1960’s and now at the beginning of the 21st Century, socially aware artists with a vision is making a difference in Art History. The pioneer artist of this new genre of art, David Jakupca, calls this type of expression this the "Environmental Art Movement". He is also the founder of the: International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA)which is exclusively devoted to environmental and humanitarian concerns facing Mankind in the 21st Century". Art Critic and  Writer, Priscilla Cinadr

"What would happen if we took all the love, anger, talent, experience, creativity, resources and energy we have in the Community and focus it into just One Positive Challenge that could benefit the ‘Real World’ as we know it?” asks Ambassador Renate.
“What kind of influential revelations would we come up that would lead to just one Positive Action being made locally towards a sustainable global Culture of Peace?”

ICEA has already achieved significant success towards Peace with its veteran programming for targeted Ohio communities through its “Great American Peace Trail” and COASTWEEKS Projects. The interesting blend of works displayed by the two projects illustrates walls and connecting bonds between people and the process of understanding the complexities of our socio-cultural identity through the "Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts. The creation of the award-winning Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM) Project exhibits creative power and aesthetic aura in a collective tranquil vibe of creativity that reflects the sojourn towards cultural diversity at local, national and international levels.
ICEA Founders and American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca said all three projects share a common goal to connect with all the communities.  “As a veteran NGO, we regularly share our expertise and capability with other like-minded organizations,” Ambassador Renate said. “We look forward to forging new opportunities with the 2012 ICEALITY SILVER REVELATION partnership by opening new doors and strengthening existing connections so that everyone may benefit.”

The formation of a coalition agreement between new partners will further broaden its reach into diverse business and political communities that provide a significant important proportion of the population:
Specifically, ICEA is seeking to petition the Federal Government to administer and help fund the building of the coast-to-coast GREAT AMERICAN PEACE TRAIL. This program would be very similar to the Great Depression Era New Deal Works Progress Administration (WPA) Program called the Federal Art Project (FAP). Almost every community in the United States has parks or green spaces which would benefit from this program, especially rural and inter-city areas that would provide positive local community guidance for the youth and jobs for the unemployed who are able to work.

"This would be a unique period in developing World History. The legacy left by building the "Great American Peace Trail" will live on through the social media of the youth of America and connect with all the Worlds Children," says Ambassador Renate. “The shared vision of the three projects will encourage the creation of a global agenda which includes people from the cultural, environmental and the humanities communities, foster the development of new work, and will commit to a social inclusion of a sustainable Culture of Peace through the 'ICEALITY SILVER REVELATION”. Opportunities for new collaborations in between the three projects are already underway.

The Science Behind Global Peace and Harmony is the  'THEORY OF ICEALITY ON ENVIRONMENTAL ARTS' , 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 Animal Kingdoms!  The incorporation of the rights of flora and fauna in one "Universal Peace Equation" was the first major change in achieving a sustainable Peace on Earth in over 2000 Years.

On the Web:
Building the National Coast-to-Coast "Great American Peace Trail";
Bring Back the WPA:
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 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.
This has also led 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 for ALL LIVING THINGS ~ Animal, Human and Plant Kindoms!

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