Reverend Artist Barbara Ann Michaels. Jester of the Peace, is a clown theater performance artist and Ordained Interfaith Minister. Her mission is to put humor, art and love back in the medicine cabinet for generations to come. She founded an online town for humor and wellness including House of Holy Humor, the non-religious congregation for humor for wellbeing, Humor Arts Museum, for uplifting humorous art in all media, the It's Funny Now Library, a global video story bank of true tales were hard when they were happening, yet are funny to the tellers now, the Love Letter Lounge Post Office and more to come. She has been an audience-interactive performing artist for over 30 years, presenting and educating at the nexus of humor, art and love at most places people gather for a good purpose: Museums, Universities, Galleries, Galas, Festivals, Trade Shows, Conferences, Theaters and in the Streets - around the world. She also is an award winning wedding officiant, performing over 550 ceremonies for creative couples. She is a graduate of Brown University, Massachusetts College of Art, and One Spirit Interfaith Seminary.
At the time of this recording, House of Holy Humor is in residence through Chashama at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City, uplifting commuters with positive participatory arts experiences, Humor Arts Museum is going into its fourth online show, on contemporary humorous sculpture and photography, and It's Funny Now is being studied at Lahore Leads University in Pakistan, with story sharing programs launching with Let The Girl Be in Uganda, and high schools in New York, USA.
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