Art that conveys the concept of Art that promotes a message of peace is the focus of an August exhibition planned by Allegany College of Maryland's Peace Studies Club and hosted in Allegany Arts Council's Saville Gallery. This second annual event, "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. The message and the medium 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 are working to improve the lives of women in the developing world through education of young and adolescent girls. 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.
Artists interested in this juried show should bring their artwork to the Saville Gallery for consideration from 9AM to 5PM on Monday, August 19. Artists will be notified of acceptance by phone shortly thereafter. The exhibition will be open to the community from August 22-30 in the Allegany Arts Council's Saville Gallery location at 9 N. Centre Street in downtown Cumberland. A public Opening Reception will be held in the Saville Gallery from 6-8PM on Saturday, August 24.
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.