Avid Global Travelers, Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca, Love to Find Beauty and Peace Everywhere in the World

There they go……from Vienna to Istanbul to Johannesburg to Cairo and more, they have acquired an incredible assortment of lovely keepsakes from traveling overseas as independent observers for the United Nations. “My husband told me we either had to get another storage unit, build a museum, or I should start my own shop,” Renate says. Hiding away her finds seemed meaningless so a museum with a shop seemed appropriate. The ARK in Berea Eco Museum with a shop was the perfect solution to her insatiable desire to collect beautiful vintage things. Born in Austria, Renate began by selling a few items at German fests, and just a few months later, she was ready to move to bigger things. Twenty Years after that, The Trach’ten Tradition is still at it’s current address at the ARK in Berea Eco-Museum as part of North East Ohio’s main historic thoroughfare. As the ‘Spiritual Father of the Environmental Arts Movement’ and founder of ICEA, David Jakupca wanted the ARK in Berea Eco-Musem to stand out as the global home of the Environmental Arts Movement. Its mission is the Theory of ICEALITY, that is to assist an understanding of the relationships between Humans and their Environment through the Arts, it was imperative that the ARK in BEREA ECO-Museum have a distinctive aesthetic appeal as an  artist’s studio while simultaneously actually helping the environment.

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“The place that is impressive and where the Ambassador still live and work. David created this sustainable future showplace for the couturiers that caused a sensation when it debuted. In 1994 it appeared on the cover of the Plain Dealers HOME MAGAZINE, the areas prestigious journal, written by Karen Sandstrom”

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“It was boule de neige – it snowballed from there.” It was all new what the Jakupca’s were doing then…..and what they still do.” David is very innovative. Because of his style, he did things in the ARK in Berea that were truly workable long before anybody else did. He used recycled materials when they were not fashionable then. He was very ahead of his time. “The Jakupca taste is not for everyone. The Jakupca’s are only interested in their taste: they are sure of what they want and what they have is the best – not just commercially made objects but genuine Art…the ARK in Berea Eco-Museum has actual Egg & Cove molding made with real eggs!

Today, internationally, many of the new robber barons try to emulate the ‘Jakupca Look’ in their houses. A Big Mistake. Today, everyone wants to be green and earth friendly. Only the Jakupca’s can do ‘Jakupca’s Style’… and it looks ridiculous when others try to do it, especially in modern their prefab gated communities. Attempts to copy this look entails a lot of ‘cheating’ without the necessary courage of originality…it comes out looking awful for them. But then that is was makes the ARK in Berea Eco Museum unique.

Renate says selecting items to decorate the Museum from her store comes naturally. She chooses things that remind her of the places she has been and the people she has met on her travels. “I don’t like things to look too designed,’ she says. “David, my husband likes to joke that I can dig through a pile of items and find that one gem that everyone else has missed.” Everything in the store looks as if it has a history–even brand-new items have a soft patina and vintage-inspired charm.

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Shoppers find things here they likely wouldn’t find anywhere also. Vintage European clothes, a hand-carved toy from Bavaria, terra-cotta carnival masks from Vienna, and whimsical dolls from Bohemia are just a handful of the fanciful yet functional wares inside the delightful shop. And ‘Vienna Koffee Klatch Salon’  with delicious home made middle eastern European desserts, coffees and teas. These informal Koffee Katcht salons are hosted partly to entertain and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation followed by action. All treats and activities were free and open to the public.

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“Overall, each items is a part of the whole,” Renate says, ” I just love my work–it truly is a labor of love. I wish I could pick certain pieces and put them in a jar, label it ‘The Vienna Market,’ and put it on my shelf at home. It would always make me smile.”

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‘I like the atmosphere at the ARK in Berea Eco-Museum to have a layered look with a eclectic European patina, sort of like a rich, old Bohemian feel”
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“The ARK in Berea Eco Museum from the 1970’s has been practically an open house for friends. David makes a ‘soup of the day’ every morning so friends, artists, family, or whoever can just stop by – say hello to our greeter dog Mickey, and feel welcome.” Ambassador Renate

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“The ARK in BEREA Eco-Museum has a soul and personality. It is imbued with the ethnic history, traditions and customs of all our ancestors and people who have come before us…..I am now the steward of that legacy” Said Ambassador Renate “You observe your Family’s children or all the Worlds Children, making the same absurd mistakes, heart-rending mistakes many of which I made at their age. It’s by observing the young, indeed, that you eventually understand the sort of idiot you yourself were once upon a time — and perhaps still are. And before there was nothing you can say or do to prevent it. Now, hopefully the ARK in Berea will set an example for them to follow and enjoying everyday of Life”.

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An Open Letter to President Donald Trump RE: EARTH DAY 2017 EDITORIAL: THE ENVIRONMENTAL ARTS DESERVE TO BE PRESERVED BY CREATING THE NATIONAL COAST-TO-COAST GREAT AMERICAN PEACE TRAIL

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An Open Letter to President Trump

Date: April 5, 2017
Category: Government and Politics

Dear President Trump,
On March 16, You announced a budget plan which calls for increasing funds for military spending and homeland security. To set off the increased spending, You have proposed sweeping cuts to several different governmental organizations that you and your administration may not think are necessary for American life.

We at The International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) are aware of the implications of these budget cuts and would like to defend Environmental Arts Programs like the WORLDS CHILDREN PEACE MONUMENT (WCPM), COASTWEEKS dot Com and the National Coast-to-Coast ‘GREAT AMERICAN PEACE TRAIL’. Across the world, the Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts is the cultural backbone of communities. The Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts can influence another culture and even bring cultures together. Environmental Arts is so strong on the global stage because of our uniqueness. The music, artwork and theater are all global phenomena using Iceality. The Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts is a powerful tool, one that the whole Trump administration should want to take full advantage of. Since 1987 in Cleveland, Ohio, Environmental Art has been a global commodity, and the power of a universal Language of Design that Environmental Arts is now considered as the cornerstone of the modern global sustainable movement and this concept is now replicated by artists, architects, urban planners and sustainable organizations throughout the World, reflecting a still growing global audience.

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The Environmental Arts are also important for the American individual through the building of the GREAT AMERICAN PEACE TRAIL, and have now become a source of comfort and confidence building for Americans of all ages. Community artistic activities connected to the GREAT AMERICAN PEACE TRAIL encourage the individual to be in touch with his or her thoughts in a beautiful way and provide a healthy way for one to be in touch with his or her emotions. When someone is sad, he or she can channel sadness into a poem of peace and iceality. If someone is happy, he or she can perform an upbeat song. Any emotion in between can be channeled into the Art of Iceality in some way. The GREAT AMERICAN PEACE TRAIL can provide a way to express oneself in a world that can often silence emotions.

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Ambassador Renate leading the Worlds Children of Legal Immigrants
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The GREAT AMERICAN PEACE TRAIL is also is a source of togetherness among Americans that can Unite America. Iceality allows people of all ages to create a community of good. It is touching that human beings can form such strong bonds over something so intrinsic to all cultures. Whether it’s through performing or listening, Iceality provides a common thread for all of us.

The Environmental Arts are now and always will be the centerpiece of American culture. Most popular American songs or famous American artworks are now a product of our love for Iceality in the arts. In recent years, arts programs at schools have been cut all around the country. The federal government to support the popular cause. The federal government, by supporting the environmental arts programs, says that the arts DO matter. By saying the arts do matter, the Trump Administration makes clear that the fostering of American culture is a high priority. The Trump Administration can make America great again by preservation of the soul of our country by creating the National GREAT AMERICAN PEACE TRAIL.

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Building the National Coast-to-Coast ‘Great American Peace Trail’
to Stem the Violence in America’s Youth and Unite America.
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The International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) for 30 years already has a strong appreciation for the arts. Poetry slams, a cappella performances, art shows and civic engagement are quite popular in Cleveland. Greater Cleveland is expands its role as global home of the International Environmental Art Movement as the Primary Economic Engine for the Region and as the ‘Cradle for a Universal Culture of Peace’ for All Living Things. (Worlds Children). We are blessed to live in one of the most well-known hubs for art in the world, whether it be at the historic ARK in Berea or Playhouse Square. The only way to support for the arts is to continue our love and support for the Environmental Arts. Promoting Iceality here at The International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) and in our immediate community is easy and socially worthwhile.

Now that I think about it, there should be a National Iceality Day that is more encompassing in its scope than any other celebration in America. Iceality Day would be a day of potential, especially for All the Worlds Children. It is not about something ‘other’, but something we can celebrate and hold as part of ourselves. It is as intimate as Earth Day is for the Plants and Animals and International Peace Day is for the Human’s but more encompassing in its scope than any other celebration on the calendar. It is about US as much as it is about the Animals, Fish, and Birds, about the Plants and Trees, Land and Waters. There is no escaping the Planet Earth. Very few have done it and never for long. The astronauts that are on the International Space Station are going to be off the Earth for a short time; the longest time anyone has spent away from our planet yet…so the universal symbol of peace, the WCPM is ready for Peace in Space.

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“The Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts”
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The WORLDS CHILDREN PEACE MONUMENT members and scholars can support the global iceality methodology on a deeper level by supporting local arts. Like arts programs in schools, local museums and galleries all over the country need funding more than ever. Although on a smaller stage, smaller museums and galleries ensure that the environmental arts continue to thrive. Volunteering and even time spent on social media sites could make a difference.

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teachers can now educate American Children in all  American schools, colleges and university’s
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We at International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) also encourage You and Your Administration to teach the Theory of Iceality in America’s Classrooms and for scholars to take their appreciation for the environmental arts and pursue iceality as a lifelong goal. Keep performing and listening, keep painting, designing and analyzing.

Please take matters into your own hands to preserve our American environmental artistic culture for yourself, your countrymen and for All the Worlds Children.

Thank You and Peace Friend~
David Jakupca
Renate Jakupca
American Cultural Ambassadors

Links: Building the National Coast-to-Coast ‘Great American Peace Trail’ to Stem the Violence in America’s Youth and Unite America   http://www.theicea.com/page33

 

GALLERY of WCPM PHOTOS & ARTWORK

MAJOR WCPM INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

DOCTORS DAVID and RENATE JAKUPCA

David and Renate Jakupca founded The International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1987 to meet the needs of ordinary citizens for access to current information about complex global issues. ICEA has gained a reputation for excellence, based upon a unique library of specialized information of global importance and a wide range of imaginative programming and collaborations with other organizations.
With affiliates across the globe, the ICEA supports research, information sharing, and effective action promoting a sustainable culture of peace.Examples of their projects include building an environmentally sustainable home and eco-museum, the ARK in Berea, in which they live and welcome visitors, and creation of the World’s Children Peace Monument, which is the first sculpture for the “Great American Peace Trail”, a coast-to-coast trail of peace stones in city parks that seek to end violence in America’s youth.
Dr. Renate Jakupca, known as the ‘First Lady of Peace, was presented the world’s first Doctorate in Environmental Arts and Peace Sciences on September 11, 2016. She is recognized for her practical study on the aesthetics of the relationship between humans and their environment through arts and culture, ultimately promoting an effective sustainable global culture of peace between all living things – human, plant and wildlife kingdoms.
Dr. David Jakupca is officially credited with being the spiritual father of the environmental art movement by a number of organizations including the United Nations, Earth Island Institute, and Time Magazine. His paintings and sculptures have been critically acclaimed around the world.
In 1996 his Endangered Spaces art traveling exhibit was showcased at the United Nations World Conference on Cities – HABITAT II in Istanbul, Turkey. David was presented with a Honorary Doctorate in Environmental Arts and Peace Sciences on September 11, 2016.

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Ambassador Renate: A Siebenbürger Sachsen Immigrant’s Peace Trail to Cleveland, Ohio and the Worlds Peace Makers Hall of Fame

Ambassador Renate: A Siebenbürger Sachsen Immigrant’s Peace Trail to Cleveland, Ohio and the Worlds Peace Makers Hall of Fame.   Short Link: http://wp.me/p42V70-1G Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts

Cleveland Celebrates International Peace Day 2014

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A COMMUNITY-WIDE ANNUAL WEEK LONG CELEBRATION!

Groups and individuals from all around the Greater Cleveland area are planning a tremendous International Day of Peace, September 21, 2014. Many are planning unique events. The United Nations’ theme, Education for Peace, will be a focus for all the Worlds Children. a8ffe-cleveland2b2biceality Greater Cleveland Celebrates International Peace Day was started in 2012 by American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca as part of the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) Great Iceality Revelation.  The peace initiative promotes the Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts for a sustainable culture of peace for ALL Living Things through the Worlds Children Peace Monument. dc7b2-prevailing2bpeace2band2biceality2b2bambassador2brenate The Science behind Peace and Global Harmony is the “Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts”. Developed in 1987, it is the practical study on the aesthetics of the relationship between Humans and their Environment through Arts and Culture, ultimately promoting an effective sustainable global Culture of Peace between all Living Things ~ Human, Plant and Wildlife  Kingdoms!   The incorporation of the rights of flora and fauna in a “Universal Peace Equation” is the first major change in achieving a sustainable global Culture Peace on Earth in over 2000 Years. http://theicea.com/page22 There will be a Global Feasts for Peace around town including the ARK in Berea featuring the Ark’s famous Stone Soup to build unity and celebrate the peace we have. 24440-old2bark2bin2bberea2bstone2bsoup2brecipe The International Day of Peace is now observed annually by well hundreds of million people in over 150 countries and many major cities worldwide. For more about the IDP, go to: www.internationaldayofpeace.org and join the International Day of Peace Facebook Page. Cleveland World Peace Daily encourages local participation in the United Nations International Day of Peace, observed globally on Sept. 21.   For more about Cleveland World Peace Daily, please visit our website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ClevelandWorldPeaceDaily/ 5ca7b-theory2bof2biceality2bambassador2brenate

 Enjoy the best Ambassador Renate’s Peace and Iceality Quotes and Share with your friends. “Living courageously means being bold in pursuit of Peace through Iceality, following your heart, taking some risks, and not allowing fear to keep you from doing your absolutely Best” Ambassador Renate “You know, doing what’s right for the Worlds Children gives you a satisfaction than nothing else can give you”. “When you try to bring all nations together, it is the individual that count” “Discover how to make your feelings line up with the truth found in the Iceality of Peace” “It is hard work saving the World” “Peace must be more than a theory or a word; it has to be action. It must be seen and felt. A sustainable global culture of Peace is and has always been an attainable quest for all Living Things – The Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts teaches us how to live in Peace. When we do this, Life is exciting, beautiful and rewarding” “Fear is a dead end, but Peace through Iceality always has a future”. “Practice Peace through Iceality Aggressively”. “Peace through Iceality should be a main theme in out Life”. “Iceality calls upon the different political, religious and cultural traditions to join hands and to cooperate with us.” “Sometimes Goodwill is best expressed through service. Words are wonderful, but when you act through Iceality, your commitment to Peace will contain much more than just words.” “Iceality has brought peace back into the home/family……….where it belongs” “We must cultivate an iceality which manifests itself in action…” “Iceality is the source of helpful sustainable energy.” “We will favor Peace and Iceality by countering the tendencies of individuals and communities to assume or even to teach that they are inherently superior to others.” “Iceality will promote dialogue and harmony between and within Religions, Politics and Cultures and Nations.” “To support the iceality of peace, one must have an ulterior motive. Even Mother Teresa had a motive her good works…She wanted to have a (purpose) reason for her Life” “ICEALITY’ is the ultimate form of Simplicity” “Simplicity”is the ultimate form of Sustainability” “We must show the Worlds Children something about Peace and Iceality, not just tell them about it”. “If your mind is blinded with your worries and fears, your eyes cannot see the beauty of a peaceful world” you create “peace” with: your attitude your behavior your actions it’s all up to you “Don’t be afraid of using Iceality for change because it is always necessary for Peace” “Peace through Iceality is not a mere feeling. It is a decision about how we will behave and treat All Living Things” “We develop Peace when we focus on Iceality” “Iceality never fails, Peace is seen in how we treat All Living Things” “You don’t have to wait to feel like showing others Peace—you can do it anytime!” “The Iceality of Peace is what we all have in common” “Be the person who pours out Peace into the lives of people around you. You may discover how happier you are when you do”. “One thing I learned in 25 years at ICEA is that some fundamental elements of Life, like Energy and Individual Rights, for examples, are universal and cannot be created or destroy, but only manipulated to be controlled. If you gain the Rights to something then consequently someone must lose their related Rights. A simple fact that is easy to learn but hard to practice”

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Worlds Peacemakers Hall of Fame (Peace Maker)

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History of Peace:

DAVID AND RENATE JAKUPCA
American Cultural Ambassadors
First Lady of Peace

Builders of the “Worlds Children Peace Monument”  (WCPM) and the “Great American Peace Trail”.  The noted Cleveland  husband and wife team are recognized for their pioneering work in the Environmental Art Movement to help create a more sustainable, equitable and peaceful World in modern times. Through their international advocacy and educational activities promoting from a cultural perspective, the Jakupca’s have contributed to the revitalization of cultural and environmental diversity, and the strengthening of local communities and economies worldwide. In 1987, by founding the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) at the historic ARK in Berea, they have combined their expertise in ecology, art and culture to really unravel the evolutionary dynamics of humanity. Their original ‘Theory of Iceality on Environmenta Arts’ , is the first fundamental change in developing a Culture of Peace in over 2000 years. The Theory underscores Nature’s view about the integrative universal process of freedom and is the first to connect not only Man, but all Living Things (Human, Plant and Wildlife Kingdoms) to achieving a sustainable global Culture of Peace.

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“We now have the power to make this World a beautiful place one child at a time. Begin with your own child and watch how that child radiates towards the other Worlds children” says First Lady of Peace Renate Jakupca,

The Science Behind Peace and Global Harmony is the “Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts”  which is the practical study on the aesthetics of the relationship between Humans and their Environment through Arts and Culture, ultimately promoting an effective sustainable global Culture of Peace between all Living Things ~ Human, Plant and Wildlife Kingdoms.

The incorporation of the rights of flora and fauna in a “Universal Peace Equation” is the first major change in achieving a sustainable global Culture Peace on Earth in over 2000 Years.     http://www.theicea.com/page22