A River Blue

The one hundred youth participants of A River Blue Arts Festival created approximately two hundred pieces of art using supplies brought from the US. Many of the images depict acts of violence witnessed by the young artists, atrocities committed by the LRA in their villages. Others portray beautiful images of that which they have lost – often their houses, a tree in the yard, the sun shining down. Barefoot plans to publish a book of these images; proceeds from sales of the book will directly support the rehabilitation and vocational center. In addition, Barefoot hopes that the book will create awareness of the continued suffering in Northern Uganda and encourage members of the international community to exert their will that a lasting peace be sought in the region.