Pianos for Peace Oregon

As part of our Heart of Humanity concert series, Anima Mundi Productions was proud to partner with Pianos for Peace to launch Pianos for Peace Oregon, September 30 – October 7, 2019.

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Pianos for Peace Oregon

Sept. 30 – Oct. 7, 2019
Ashland, Oregon

During the first week of October 2019, we placed two beautifully painted pianos in downtown Ashland for all to play and enjoy.

Piano #1 was painted by our professional artists, Judy Grillo and Tiziana DellaRovere. It was placed at the corner of E. Main and S. Pioneer streets.

Piano #2 was painted by Phoenix High School students under the instruction of art teacher Jessica Rollins. It was placed in Lithia Park, just downhill from the Playground.

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Peace Through Music

Free events featuring
Malek Jandali

In addition to Pianos for Peace, we partnered with Peace House, the Ashland Culture of Peace Commission, and the Havurah Synagogue to produce a series of free events featuring Malek Jandali. 

At the conclusion of the festival, we donated one piano to the Armadillo Technical Institute and the other to the Phoenix Civic Center, both in Phoenix, Oregon.

Our week of Peace Through Music culminated in a special concert featuring the Malek Jandali Trio
on Sunday, October 6 at the SOU Music Recital Hall

Diary of Piano Painting in Progress

Update 8: KOBI-5 TV 

September 25, 2019

KOBI Channel 5 released their news story about Pianos for Peace Oregon. Watch the video below!

Update 7: Phoenix High School

September 13, 2019

Students of Phoenix High School art teacher Jessica Rollins are enthusiastically participating on Pianos for Peace Oregon. Their piano, which will feature an “Ocean of Peace” theme replete with underwater creatures, will be placed in Lithia Park September 30 through October 7, 2019.

Click here to read about it in the Ashland Daily Tidings!

Update 6: The Final Touches Come Together

September 1, 2019

Lead artist Judy Grillo, along with our wonderful contributing painters Josie Junghans, Brenda Rosch, and Nancy McIntosh put the final touches on the front piece, lower panel, corners, and bench. (Click pictures to view in full)

Update 5: Three Finished Panels!

August 1, 2019

Tiziana has completed the two side panels and the top lid of the piano: beautiful botanical scenes, complete with frog, cat, butterfly, and hummingbird.

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Update 4: Underpainting a Beautiful Botanical Design

July 27, 2019

Our intrepid professional artists Judy Grillo and Tiziana DellaRovere (pictured below) brave 100-degree heat and Oregon’s brutal wildfire smoke to complete the underpainting of a stunning botanical design.

Update 3: The Painting Begins

July 18, 2019

The first coat of primer is complete. Painting begins next week!

Update 2: Two More Pianos!

June 5, 2019

Our board member, Rita Reitz, has procured two more pianos. Big thanks to Rita, and big thanks to Esquire Piano, Inc. for moving and storing the instruments at a very generous rate.

Update 1: The First Piano Has Arrived!

June 1, 2019

The generous proprietors of “Treasures Within” in Medford, Oregon have donated the first piano for Pianos for Peace Oregon. Our artistic team, headed up by our professional artists Tiziana DellaRovere and Judith Grillo, will be painting it over the summer. Big thanks to Tom Lowell of Piano Studios and Showcase for generously moving the instrument free of charge.



This project is supported in part by a grant from the Jackson County Cultural Coalition funded by the Oregon Cultural Trust, investing in Oregon’s arts, humanities, and heritage.

Pianos for Peace Oregon is sponsored by Bill and Sarah Epstein.