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WOMEN PEACEMAKERS-Bearing Exquisite Witness Arts Festival


"The Three Furies" Oil on Canvas 40x43"

Bearing Exquisite Witness Arts Festival 
September 2009
The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice curated The Bearing Exquisite Witness Arts Festival showcasing the creative power of art to raise awareness, prevent violence, help communities recover, change policies of exclusion and heal trauma through plays, readings, poetry, films, music and visual art.

They invite you to join them to learn more about the connection between art and peace building through the performing arts, visual arts and films. Further discussions will take place during the festival workshops. I was invited to exhibit paintings from my “Piercing the Veil Collection” in the rotunda of the IPJ as well as in the exhibition gallery.
(This was the first time the main rotunda was used to showcase artwork for public display.)

Exhibit by Stephanie Goldman

Inspired by her recent travels to Morocco, Stephanie Goldman explores issues of gender, culture, religion and identity through exotic images rich with symbolism. The piercing gazes of her subjects ensconced in vivid hues immediately evoke issues of identity, agency, rights and universal humanity. Goldman explains the impetus for this exhibit having sprung from an ardent desire to bear witness, allowing observers an opportunity for personal reflection on the meaning they find in her pieces.

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Bearing Exquisite Witness Arts Festival

September 24-26, 2009
Presented as part of the 2009
Women PeaceMakers Program

Bearing Exquisite Witness is a three-day event, held in conjunction with the institute's Women PeaceMakers Program, to highlight the ability of the arts to transform individuals and reconcile communities who have suffered conflict and violence. The Festival showcases playwrights, filmmakers, poets, musicians, visual artists and academics from the fields of theater arts and conflict resolution who are using the creative power of art to raise awareness, prevent violence, help communities recover, change policies of exclusion and heal trauma. I have been invited to exhibit my work at this special event.