Hamline News

September 07, 2014

A Peace of My Mind Exhibit


From September 9 - 28, the Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service, and Social Justice will host the exhibit "A Peace of My Mind" by local artist John Noltner in the Anderson Center Ridgeway Forum and will be available for the Hamline community to view as individuals or as a class. The exhibit includes large portrait photos and narratives by Minnesota peace-makers, exploring the meaning of peace one story at a time. 

Founded in 2009, A Peace of My Mind is a multimedia art project that fosters public dialogue about issues related to conflict resolution, civic responsibility, and peace building. With engaging portraits and compelling personal stories, nearly 100 diverse subjects describe what peace means to them, how they work toward it in their lives, and some of the obstacles they encounter along the way.

Participants in the collection include Zafar Siddiqui, the McDonald sisters, Julius C. Collins III, Rabbi Amy Eilberg, Kathy Kelly, Kim Smith, Flora Tsukayama, and more.

Featured Events: 

Meet and Greet with the Artist
September 16 from 4:15 - 6 p.m. in the Anderson Center Forum
Artist John Noltner will talk about the people he interviewed for the exhibit and provide a tour. 

International Day of Peace 
Sunday, September 21
In celebration of the International Day of Peace, Artist John Noltner will be at a dessert reception in Anderson Center Forum at 5:00 p.m. At 7:00 p.m. Noltner will deliver a special presentation entitled, “Peaces of Eight: Uncovering the Treasure of Peace through Stories that Surround Us.”

For more information about Noltner's exhibit and visit, contact Chaplain Nancy Victorin-Vangerud.