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“Prayer Flags for America” Printmaking Project on Pedestrian Walkway

“Prayer Flags for the America,” a public arts project from printmaking students in the UTK School of Art, will be presented on the Joe Johnson, John Ward Pedestrian Walkway near Hodges Library on Tuesday, November 13, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. This project is based on the tradition of Tibetan prayer flags, which are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom.

“One of five projects in the ARTA 269 Prints and Social Practices course, the multi-colored flags communicate 12 ideas to promote in our often-divided American culture,” said Beauvais Lyons, course instructor and Chancellor’s Professor in the School of Art.

The flags carry messages that include empathy, humility, harmony, patience, generosity, awareness, justice, creativity, integrity, reason, and inclusion. The concepts for the project were selected by the students in the course. Each of the flags was designed and screen printed on fabric by a different student.

For more information, contact Beauvais Lyons at

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 3:30pm to 6:00pm

Pedestrian Walkway
Between Andy Holt Ave and Volunteer Blvd

Event Type

Exhibits & Films


Diversity & Inclusion, Visual & Performing Arts


Current Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public


School of Art

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Beauvais Lyons

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