Art that conveys the concept of peace will be shown in an exhibition planned by Allegany College of Maryland’s Peace Studies Club and the Allegany Arts Council, whose Saville Gallery will host it.
“Art Peace: Ordinary Ideas Making an Extraordinary Difference” invites area artists to use their inspiration and artistic gifts to produce a representation of what peace means to them. Both the medium and the message are at the artist’s discretion in this juried show, which is accepting two-, three- and multi-dimensional works. A portion of the modest ($5) per-piece entry fee will support charities that strive to relieve human suffering in Africa.
In recent months the Peace Studies Club presented “Care for Congo,” a community event featuring film, music and dance that drew attention to the effects of civil and military strife in central Africa. In addition to raising awareness, the day-long effort raised funds to benefit Women for Women International and Heal Africa. Those two charities will receive proceeds from the upcoming art exhibit.
The student club presents activities that encourage individual consideration of peace and what it means in daily life and interpersonal relations as well as in the community, culture and country.
The art exhibition is scheduled August 23-31 at the Allegany Arts Council’s Saville Gallery, located at 9 N. Centre Street in Downtown Cumberland. An opening reception will be held there from 6-8PM Saturday, August 25. The event is free and open to the public.
Artists interested in this juried show should bring their artwork to the gallery for jurying on Monday, August 20, or Tuesday, August 21 between the hours of 9AM-5PM. Artists will be notified of acceptance by email or telephone. Young artists are especially encouraged to participate in Art Peace. A special category has been created for elementary school-age children, and the entry fee is waived for them.
More information can be obtained by contacting ACM faculty member and Peace Studies Club advisor Kurt Hoffman at 301-784-5113. Information is also available on the ACM web site, www.allegany.edu.