Empowering Local Artists

Garden of Peace & Hope, Afghanistan

 

Here in the Garden of Peace and Hope, the cold weather is passing and the blooming season is on the way. In February, more than 70 art pieces from 12 young artists were showcased in an exhibit attended by the Deputy of the Ministry of Culture and Information. Bashir Bezhan, the previous presidential candidate, gave an inspirational and influential speech about peace and hope, saying, “When you come to this Garden and hear the name of this place, it changes your mind and your life.”

 

The fountains are still covered by plastic and will be uncovered once the weather warms up. The garden is ready to bloom and everyone who visits it and the exhibitions here appreciates our work. One of the artists said that this exhibition empowered and motivated him to continue with his art in the future.

 

*Karem

GHNI Director of the Garden of Peace & Hope

 

*For purposes of safety and wellbeing, “Karem” is a pseudonym for the person involved in this project.