Experiencing the War in Iraq

APRIL 9, 2008 - MAY 3, 2008

Reception: APRIL 10, 2008 at 6:00 PM

Organized by ReconnectUS.org
www.reconnectus.org

Experiencing the War in Iraq’ is a multi-media art exhibition, opening in Pawtucket and Providence, then traveling to the Narrows Center for the Arts from April 9th to May 3rd, 2008 as part of its national tour. ReconnectUS.org, a local group of artists, came together to organize this multi-media art exhibition to give a human face to the complex conflict in Iraq, to bring together diverse expressions of individual experience and to reconnect those who have unconsciously cocooned themselves from the grim reality of the war. Through the language of art, the exhibition seeks to transcend the limitations of mainstream media coverage and engage the public in a broad-based dialogue. The exhibition includes work from both soldiers and civilians that utilizes video, audio, photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, installation and the written word. 600 entries were received from around the planet, including the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and South America, as well as close to home. 70 works of art were selected purely on artistic merit, to include as many perspectives as possible, beyond politics. For more information, and to preview the exhibition, please go to: www.reconnectus.org