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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (309) 556-3181.
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