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The Art of Peace

By davidswanson - Posted on 23 September 2011

The conference was so packed with speakers that a lot of wonderful things just couldn't fit.  We turned away dozens of great speakers and other opportunities.  Our cup runneth over.

We also had an artist donate two beautiful original paintings for us to auction off as a set together, and we never managed to hold the auction.  So, the auction will be happening online between now and October 3rd.  Submit your bids, and the highest bid will be regularly posted on this page.

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These are two original paintings created for the conference by Ted Millich.  The two characters are Chinese, separately 'harmony' and 'balance,' together they mean 'peace.' Harmony, with the enclosed loop on the right, usually goes to the left or above the character that looks more like a big cross. The notations inside the characters also signify peace in a variety of ways.

The paintings are about 15" high.

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