Avy Loftus

Peace, Love & Hope promotes anti-bullying through art workshops, public presentations, personal story exchange, outreach and exhibitions.  Children are invited to participate in batik workshops, where they are taught the techniques and have the opportunity to create individual pieces on the theme of peace, love and hope.  The pieces are then assembled into large-scale quilts which Avy tours and exhibits at museums, cultural centres, schools and international children’s festivals, raising awareness and visibility for the anti-bullying cause.

Peace, Love and Hope Project is part of Culture in the School program.
MELS (Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport) sponsors Culture in the School which makes financial assistance available to school administrators and teachers, to support the organization of arts and culture projects at school. The program targets all public and private French and English schools – offering preschool, elementary and secondary education (youth sector) with various art project/program which the school can join.

The objective of the program is to form citizens who are actively involved in cultural life by increasing the number of cultural experiences offered to students through the collaboration of the artists, writers and professional cultural organizations listed in the Répertoire de ressources culture-éducation (Please click: Anthy Loftus, Avy): http://www.mcc.gouv.qc.ca/index.php?id=3562&no_cache=1&L=1


Peace, Love & Hope Project

I have been keenly interested in the artistic world for as long as I can remember. I have always had a desire to express myself through the arts. I gained experience in creative work while travelling and meeting different people from diverse backgrounds. This experience has enhanced my art educational, cultural and social engagements.

I started creating artistic work at a very young age, even though many people tried to convince me that there was no career or money in it. From the beginning, the process of transforming myself as an artist has been a long and strenuous task but yet it has been a satisfying one nonetheless. Creating artwork fills me with a sense of accomplishment and integrity, and has proven a most amenable vehicle for translating my inner vision to its reality. 

Avy the artist