August 2, 2019

It’s been a long journey for the people of Ferguson and Michael Brown’s family since August 2014. By documenting the Paint for Peace effort that happened during the aftermath in November 2014, in the book Painting for Peace in Ferguson, and by visiting schools and comm...

With more and more tragic news stories seemingly every day, many parents may want to shelter their children and some schools ask teachers not to discuss these events. But children are not immune to the media covering or adults discussing the latest in gun violence/scho...

June 19, 2018

In a telling bit of serendipity, as the Ferguson story in book and exhibit form are traveling to Newton and nearby Stratford, so too, the story of Newton and Sandy Hook is coming to St. Louis in the form of the play 26 Pebbles.

Starting Tuesday June 19, That Uppity...

June 19, 2018

From now until the end of July, a dozen Paint for Peace murals from Ferguson and South St. Louis will be on exhibit at the Stratford Library in Connecticut. The exhibit in Vicki Soto’s hometown will be the first time the actual “Paint for Peace” artwork will be on disp...

June 19, 2018

A lot has been happening behind the scenes with Painting for Peace in Ferguson of late, and we’re finally able to share the good news.

Five years ago Newtown CT, and Ferguson, MO were just small towns that not many people had heard of before. Today these two communities...

June 29, 2017

We’re excited to share that the most comprehensive exhibit to date of dozens of the original Painting for Peace boards will be featured at the 2017 national Urban League convention July 27-29 at the convention center in downtown St. Louis thanks to Regions Bank.


June 7, 2017

Grateful to International Literacy Association for including this piece in their May/June 2017 issue of Literacy Today about how libraries and schools can be a safe place and help in times of crisis. 

(click on image to see article)

May 4, 2017

We wanted to let you know how our Painting for Peace book fund is going. We're excited to share that, because of your purchase of one or both of our books, we're able to give funding toward some great organizations including PAKT, Ferguson-Florissant School District, F...

March 20, 2017

Jordan DeWilde is an art teacher at Oregon Elementary in Oregon, IL. who came onto my radar in August 2016 when he started tagging Painting for Peace in Ferguson on Facebook. He’d created a collaborative art project about diversity and inclusion for his students based...

December 16, 2016

Painting for Peace in Ferguson wishes you peace. The collection of winter-themed paintings in this short video were all created on the boards covering businesses in and around Ferguson, Missouri in November/December 2014. During the days of unrest, hundreds of people o...

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