Genesee Valley Council on the Arts and Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace joined together to create the Paula Henry Peace Award. The Paula Henry Peace Award honors the work and values of our friend Paula Henry, who passed away in 2017. An artist and active member of Livingston Arts Council, Paula also was a long-time member of Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace. With GVCP, she envisioned world peace and strived to create a world that did not include war, weapons, and nuclear proliferation.
The award and prize of $250 and was given to the artist whose submission best represented the theme of peace. On February 15th, at the Opening Reception for theAnnual Members’ Exhibit, “Freedom of Expression,” the award was presented to Gerald Alonzo for his piece entitled “One Less Gun.”
I’ve attached a photo of the winning entry to this message.
Here are links to Mr. Alonzo’s Instagram posts:
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd72-6iH3GO/?taken-by=alonzo.jerry on this award and also the story of the gun.
GVCP is proud to work alongside GVCA to present this award to Mr. Alonzo. The GVCA exhibit runs through Saturday, March 17th, so there’s still time to see it. Check the website for more information: http://gvartscouncil.org/
Arnie Matlin for GVCP