Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Art of Being Seen: Veterans Visions of Peace


Join Speakpeace Chicago for a performance of Veterans' Stories of Peace at DePaul University, Richardson Library, on Saturday, May 26th at 7:30 p.m. 
Following opening remarks by Dave Rogers of Vet Net Chicago, veterans, Lilia Hodges, Virgil Mathis, Tim Brien, and painter Jeanine Hill-Soldner will use Jeanine's Portraits of American Veterans Project as the digital backdrop to this multi-media performance by veterans. If a portrait could talk what stories would it tell? What can veterans tell us about peace? For more information, visit Speak Peace Chicago.
Veterans' Stories of Peace is held in conjunction with the Speakpeace exhibit "Speakpeace: American Voices Respond to Vietnamese Children's Paintings," which features original poems written by American children, veterans, and established poets in response to Vietnamese children's paintings on peace and war collected over the last 10 years by the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. "Speakpeace: American Voices" is a collaborative, international project between Kent State University's Wick Poetry Center and School of Art Galleries, and Soldiers' Heart, an organization that supports veterans.
"Speakpeace" will be on display at the Richardson Library  2350 N. Kenmore at the Lincoln Park campus on display through June 3rd. The exhibit is co-sponsored by the De Paul University's Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies, Center for Intercultural Studies and the department of the Office of Veteran's Affairs. The exhibit will be shown at the Milwaukee County War Memorial in June.