Featured Artists: Mary & Karen "Shalom Peace Sign Hand"

Mary Krummenacher's father, Karl, had owned a camera store across the street from where she and Karen Bult painting their design. The painting depicts a hand in a peace gesture, and is covered with colorful peace signs. The caption - Shalom - is a Hebrew word, which means peace and completeness. Mary's father had been a fixture in the Ferguson business district from the early 1990's and had worked hard to bring businesses and growth the the area. "I met owners on that block while I was painting and, even twelve years after my father's passing, they still remembered him. That's Ferguson," Mary explained. "It tore at my heart to see so much destruction, and even more so in knowing how much wor

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GREAT NEWS! Thanks to YOU GUYSPainting for Peace: A Coloring Book for All Ages made the Publisher's Weekly list of Bestselling Books in St. Louis in TWO categories - adult and children's books! Now we're hoping to spread sales of this book well beyond St. Louis so that we canmake a bigger impact in Ferguson and nearby communities. To do this, we need your help! The more books we sell, the more money we can invest in youth, arts, and small business programs in Ferguson and surrounding communities. Your reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, or Barnes & Noble's website can help new people learn about our book. Could you take a moment or two to help us help Ferguson? It will be your good deed for the da

Painting for Peace in Ferguson wins recognition from ILA, Missouri Center for the Book and Missouri

The children's book, Painting for Peace in Ferguson, recently received three new recognitions. The International Literacy Association, selected Painting for Peace in Ferguson for its 2016 Teacher’s Choices Reading List, Missouri Center for the Book named it one of two runners-up to its inaugural Ardis L. Glenn prize as well as first place in Missouri Professional Communicators' children's books—nonfiction. Since 1989 the ILA's Teachers’ Choices project has “identified outstanding trade books published in the last year that teachers themselves choose as being exceptional for curriculum use.” Approximately 30 books for ages 5-14 are chosen each year. The list, which includes Painting for Peace

Painting for Peace Featured Artist: AJ Rosenberg "Peace Wish Dove"

In our newest book, Painting for Peace: A Coloring Book for All Ages, we featured stories from some of the artists that contributed to the artwork that inspired our books. Today, we are sharing the story of AJ Rosenberg, who painted the iconic peace dove AJ came with her daughter and friends up to Ferguson to paint on the week end after Thanksgiving. Coming from a family of mixed cultures and religions AJ and her family have always tried to live in places and be around people in a diverse community. A follower of Buddhist philosophy, AJ wanted to create a painting that would literally send her intentions into the world. "I thought if I could send up thoughts of all of those things I wished f

Amazon Coloring Book Giveaway!

In celebration of our book launch (in stores nationwide by June 21 - available on Amazon & BN.com now!), we are giving away a few copies of the new coloring book - Painting for Peace: A Coloring Book for all ages on Amazon.com Giveaways! Enter now through June 22, 2016 on Amazon.com! #amazongiveaway #coloringbookgiveaway #coloringbook #freecoloringbook #coloringpage #paintingforpeace

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