South Miami High School of the Arts students dedicate their “Multicultural Diversity” mural.
MasterPeace is a school-based, student-centered art program created in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami-Dade Art in Public Places, and Regis House. Master-Peace will target a total of ten high schools during the 1999-2000 academic year and will serve as a vehicle for students to use art to learn and convey positive messages in their schools and communities.
A program designed and implemented by Miami artist Xavier Cortada, MasterPeace is based on the belief that through collaborative art projects, youth can learn to value diversity, resolve conflicts, strengthen self-esteem, increase respect for others, and create pro-social bonds. Through a process that fosters school-wide dialogue and interaction, the program will create an environment in which individuals, schools and communities can begin to “master peace.”