Windows and Mirrors

Nov. 12, 2012                            

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— The traveling mural exhibit “Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan” will be on display at Hansen Student Center (300 Beecher St.), from Tuesday Nov. 27 to Friday Nov. 30. The exhibit will open with a reception on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 4 p.m. 

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. The reception will include readings of Afghan poetry and multimedia presentation and refreshments.

“Windows and Mirrors” was conceived in 2009 when the American Friends Service Committee asked artists from around the country, through the Chicago Public Art Group and the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, to contribute their art for a traveling memorial to Afghan civilians who have died in the war. More than 40 artists contributed to the effort. The exhibit features 45 panels.

The mural also features drawings by students from Afghanistan about their day-to-day experiences. The images were collected by Zahir Wahab, a professor at Lewis and Clark College, who asked young Afghans to draw images from their daily reality.

The exhibit is sponsored by Illinois Wesleyan University’s chapter of Amnesty International, IWU Development Studies Team, and the Bloomington-Normal Coalition for Peace and Justice.

For further information contact Office of University Communications by email at univcomm@iwu.edu or by phone at (309) 556-3181.  

Contact: Mallika Kavadi’15 (309) 556-3181, univcomm@iwu.edu