Murals, Paintings from Iraqi and American Art Exchange Adorn Northampton

By Emma Kolchin-Miller
Hampshire Gazette, 8/28/2015

The healing arts: Northampton guitar concert aims to help children in Iraq
By Steve Pfarrer, Hampshire Gazette, September 25, 2014

Guitarist Peter Blanchette to perform 'Bach to Baghdad' in Northampton
By George Lenker
Special to The Republican, September 22, 2014

The Last Word
Fall 2011 edition of
Note: the article is in scribd format, which may not work well on all computers. Here is a screenshot.

From Nineveh to Northampton, the efforts to save Iraq's heritage from war
Interview with John Russell
Free Speech Radio News, June 24, 2011

Artist and activist form partnership to raise funds for Iraqi children
By Kathleen Mellen
Hampshire Gazette, April 14, 2011

Interview with Qais Al-Sindy
YouTube; in Arabic; August 17, 2008

Art Expands Hearts
By Sarah Buttenwieser, HandEye Magazine, February 10, 2011

Miles of murals for peace
Al Ahram, September 23, 2010

A decade of loving one's 'enemy'
Hampshire Gazette, September 17, 2010

US Iraqi Children's Program Marks 10th Year
WAMC - Northeast Public Radio, September 13, 2010

Kids practice the art of diplomacy
St. Petersburg Times, August 13, 2009

Across the great divide, hometown and Iraqi kids create art together
The Altamont Enterprise, March 22, 2009

Iraqi Children Make Art from War
Albany Union-Tribune, March 20, 2009

Iraqi artist finds beauty working with children in the U.S.
Stephanie Barry
Springfield Republican, Saturday, January 10, 2009

Northampton youths' art seen as envoy of goodwill
Bob Flaherty
Hampshire Gazette, January 9, 2009

The Humanitarian Crisis for Iraq's Children Continues
Claudia Lefko
Common Dreams, January 7, 2008

Images of Iraq (PDF, 8MB)
Claudia Lefko
The Socialist, Winter 2007

Get the Children Home (PDF)
Martha Ann Kirk
St. Anthony Messenger, November 2007

Do Something: Iraqi Children's Art Exchange
Raising Sand Radio
KESU/Stanford, October 15, 2007

Americans, Iraqis Communicate through Art
Jackie Burrell
Contra Costa Times, October, 2007

She Stands At Every Door
Kathy Kelly
Common Dreams, August 6, 2007

Americans, Iraqis communicate through art
Jackie Burrell
Contra Costa Times, August 3, 2007

Amman churches serve Iraqi refugee children
Judith Sudilovsky
Catholic News Service, April 6, 2007

Local Brownies aiding Iraqi kids
Fred Contrada
Springfield Republican, October 1, 2006

Children to children, gift 'turned into something special'
Casey Welch
Daily Hampshire Gazette, March 1, 2007

Young ambassadors of good will
Claudia Lefko
Daily Hampshire Gazette, March 9, 2007

Introducing Iraqi Childrens' Art to America
Shinji Yamasaki
AKAHATA, December 8th, 2006

Kathy Kelly “Like most who view the images Claudia displays, I've felt edified and challenged. Claudia Lefko enacts that person to person diplomacy which can guarantee far more security for ordinary Iraqis and Americans than the U.S. government policies predicated on threat, force, and increasing hatred. Time spent with these images can greatly enhance the further invention of nonviolence.”

- Kathy Kelly, Co-Founder, Voices for Creative Nonviolence