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July 6, 2014

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July 6, 2014

If ever there was a space that you could dream up to learn, some may dream of the outside or of their stone classrooms in a school but I would dream of wood floors, I would dream of hallways and galleries and art and quiet interactions. I would dream of the Missing Peace Art Space. The outside is very unassuming, in fact you might realize when you walk up to the door what is about befall you when you enter. But quiet befalls you. Heavy wooden flanks lay down as the floor, like a tree saying "Come sit with me and I will show you everything." My first impression of the floors, walls, space was nonjudgment and learning. There is compassion present but not in the traditional sense. It is a seeking compassion, it is a show you someone else even as you grow uncomfortable compassion. It is a restoration of compassion. You know what I mean. The compassion we had as kids that when someone gets hurts you run to them or when someone is picked on you stand against the bully. Missing Peace Art Space is in the business of growing that kind of compassion again. Be it against war, against genocide, against prejudice, against silence. Even with all of that I like the space because of the floor and the labyrinth hallways that allow me to take in what I am ready to see while not judging my commitment to see more. Gabriela has curated a space to brag about in this way. A true pride piece for Dayton and for the peace movement at large. Her talent is in creating a turnkey operation for people wanting to learn and jump in the singing about peace. The space was life changing for me as it married the difficulty of the language and visual aspects of peace and war with a meditative space. I am thrilled beyond measure to live in a city with such a nice little treasure. Bravo Unitarian Fellowship for World Peace. Bravo Gabriela Pickett.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

put brighter lights on the building.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

July 6, 2014

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July 6, 2014

Missing Peace Art Space in Dayton, Ohio has become the hub for compassion, peace and multi-cultural community understanding. Led by the inspirational Gabriela Pickett, the Missing Peace Art Space has provided a foundation for enhanced awareness of global inequities, pain and suffering - but handled through the medium of art. This allows difficult subjects to be presented on a personal level, somewhat gently, allowing the viewer to absorb and personalize difficult issues at their own pace.

My favorite activity led by Missing Peace is the annual Dia de los Muertos event! Pulling together many local volunteers from the arts, music, and educational community, Missing Peace created an incredible event - bringing this beautiful tradition to the people of a small city in the midwestern United States! Doing this with our local Mexican immigrant community, allowing some of our newest residents to share their culture with us, has had a tremendous impact in bridging what may have seemed to be a tremendous cultural divide.

Missing Peace Art Space has become a vital resource in our community -- making a tremendous difference through passion for compassion.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

October 28, 2013

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October 28, 2013

For over for years the Unitarian Fellowship for World Peace has been serving the greater Dayton area with projects pertaining to peace education, community building, art appreciation and peace building... The projects have included some fascinating art exhibitions, community peace events, immigration awareness projects & programs, international peace education projects and more. If this can be done with just volunteers and a shoe string budget, think what could be achieved if we invested in peace like we invest in defense(war).

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like to see the gallery in a higher traffic area and be able to expand, but this take a bigger budget so that will have to be in the future.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

March 3, 2010

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March 3, 2010

There are so many stories, in mainstream media, about our efforts fighting wars. It's great to have an organization that helps tell the whole story of what war is and does to us. Thank goodness we have people and organizations who support and foster peace. I have seen what war has done to my Uncle and know that nothing good comes from it in the end.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

it's exhibits and volunteers.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the continued education and experience.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very friendly, accommodating, and educated about it's mission and goal.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

express it's mission to more people through education, volunteering efforts, and more grand exhibits.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 21, 2010

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February 21, 2010

As a curator, I have been delighted to see the response of the art community, the peace community and my neighborhood. There are a lot of people embracing the concept of communication through art as an universal language.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

We have had great response from the public. There are a lot of artists waiting for the opportunity to be heard in a non-commercial environment.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If we had more funds we could reach out more people

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

To see that there is a general desire for peace in our community

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated individuals whose main goal is the pursuit of peace and non-violence conflict resolution

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Create an international network of artists that could reach people in need of a voice, or empathy necessary to initiate dialogue and foster peace among all.

Ways to make it better...

We need funds to promote struggling artists

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

you guessed, funds....

One thing I'd also say is that...

We can do so much with a budget of 25,000 dollars, an endowment that would provide that amount would have a great impact not only on our organization but on our community as well!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 19, 2010

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February 19, 2010

This group is firmly committed to providing many platforms for working for peace. Their artistic endeavors, such as Artenade, provide venues for art with a message. Their other programs are also valuable in their dedication to making a better world.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their dedication to presenting a professional space for peace and justice issues

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue with their programs as they have defined them in their bylaws and daily work.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the people, who have intense dedication.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

director and gallery curator.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

establish peace art as a viable genre for galleries across the globe.

Ways to make it better...

the local papers had presented more information on the gallery opening.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding for peace issues needs to be more pervasive in America and around the world.

One thing I'd also say is that...

with only personal resources, the Missing Peace Art Space has done phenomenal work. With additional outside resources, this nonprofit could help change the world.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 15, 2010

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February 15, 2010

I attended the Arrigo Musti exhibit. It was outstanding; dark, mysterious, fearless, marvelous. The exhibition rooms are perfect -- can only imagine the grandeur of a larger space.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

THE CREATION OF A WELCOMING SPACE STAFFED BY FRIENDLY, PROFESSIONAL PEOPLE.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The PEOPLE -- so friendly, so knowledgeable. I also liked the ability to purchase a few items for souvenirs and for gifting.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

fabulous !! the best!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand and create a dramatic, relevant, "today" kind of space articulating the full meaning of PEACE.

Ways to make it better...

No comment other than a "larger space" would be terrific sometime in the future.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funds for more peace showings. additional space.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I WAS QUITE IMPRESSED BY THE MISSING PEACE GALLERY. MAY IT GROW AND THRIVE.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 14, 2010

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February 14, 2010

When you walk into the opening room of the Missing Peace Art Space on Dutoit St. in Dayton , Ohio , there to greet you in this renovated old carriage house, is a wall of displays on international Peace. To the left is a large painting by the Italian painter Musti which has a figure blinded and the viewer can interpret that to mean whatever they want, but in the context of the peace display, I felt it called to us as humans to open our hearts and mind to world peace. As you tour the artist on display, for Feb. it is Mary Perry Stone, you can view the powerful work , which was hung with care and glowed! A beautiful show !

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the art gallery

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue doing what they are doing and know it takes time to get established.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

a chance to view art that did not need to be sold to the public; it was an event to share .

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Gracious , well informed, and kind.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

share its exhibits with other places around the country and world.

Ways to make it better...

actually I couldn't think of anything that would have added to the experience.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

a funding so they can concentrate on running the gallery.

One thing I'd also say is that...

It was beautiful to see a gallery like this .

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 13, 2010

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February 13, 2010

The Missing Peace Art Space is an art museum that has a timely and important special purpose. The exhibits are by artists whose art tells us about the horror of war and the option of choosing the positive power of peaceful relationships among our human family. Another unique feature of the museum is a room specifically for works by women artists.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've seen the museum expand its facility at the Director's own expense and I've made small donations as I'm able, to help keep this wonderful facility open and available for visitors. I hope they will find more substantial funding.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would try to find funding for expanding or acquiring a larger facility and for meeting ongoing expenses.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

It has a warm, inviting, atmosphere and the exhibits have been exceptional. Since some of the famous artists appreciate what the museum is doing, they've donated some of their works as permanent exhibit pieces.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Steve and Gabriella are very cordial in welcoming visitors and very knowledgable in answering questions about the artists and their works. They are well organized at promoting new exhibits and had a big turnout even when faced with a cold, snowy night.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

It could acquire a larger building and with their multitude of artist contacts and expertise in creating well-organized exhibit areas they could do a wonderful job for our community!

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My experience couldn't have been better. Every visit to a new exhibit was a pleasure.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The donations left by visitors aren't adequate for paying untilty bills, maintenance, etc. They need more help with this.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I hope that I can be helpful in making this unique museum continue to be successful. It is especially appropriate in Dayton, Oh, "The city of peace."

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 13, 2010

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February 13, 2010

Very well organized. Plenty of information about the artist. Really enjoyed meeting the owner and spending time with her. Very sweet and welcoming.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen the results of this organization with our local school's involvement.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I ran this organization I would not change a thing. Gabriela is doing a fantastic job.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I enjoy having a peace museum right in our own neighborhood.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The staff and volunteers that I met were extremely welcoming and friendly.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

They could really do something fantastic. Get the word out. Expand. Get even more exhibits.

Ways to make it better...

My experience couldn't have been better.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

I feel the biggest challenge is getting the word out about them. People need to know they exist!

One thing I'd also say is that...

I am so excited I have this gem right in my neighborhood.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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