The ARK in Berea; Home of the Environmental Art Movement

The Environmental Art Movement encompasses a wide variety of very similar phrases and art terms such as; eco-art, natural art, green art, earth art, recycled art, sustainable art etc.

David Jakupca is responsible for enlightening everyone to the Environmental Art Movement when the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) was founded in 1987. The mission of ICEA is: Assisting in the understanding of the relationship between Humans and their Environment through the Arts to promote a sustainable Culture of Peace.

David asserts that respect for human and environmental rights and greater understanding between people from different racial and religious backgrounds must be the first step of society in today's fast-changing, globalized world.
This goal is accomplished by focusing on the creative process and affirming that Environmental Art is a catalyst for social change by empowering participants, transforming environments and contributing to collective healing and economic development.

Although it is widely acknowledged that David Jakupca is the 'Spiritual Father of the Environmental Art Movement' and the creator of the 'Theory of Iceality' in its modern understanding, not all of Jakupca's contemporaries accepted the new theory at once.

However, the Theory of Iceality is now considered as the cornerstone of the modern sustainable global Environmental Art Movement and replicated throughout the World.

'ICEALITY" is the measure of the connection between arts, civic engagement and the environment, which can be defined as promoting a sustainable positive and peaceful quality of life for all the Worlds Children.

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