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Art vs. War: Windows and Mirrors

Windows and Mirrors

This short video, using images from AFSC's Windows and Mirrors Exhibit, makes a powerful statement about the human cost of the war in Afghanistan.

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Iowans Prepare for Windows and Mirrors at FGC

A version of AFSC’s Windows and Mirrors exhibit to grace Friends General Conference’s bookstore at Grinnell College

By Jon Krieg

College promotional literature often talks of taking students “to new heights.” That became literal on June 28 as two Grinnell students assisted two AFSC staff in hanging a smaller version of AFSC’s Windows and Mirrors exhibit in FGC’s temporary bookstore space at Grinnell College in Iowa.

Windows and Mirrors: Chicago

Friday, July 1, 2011 - 6:00pm - Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 8:00pm


Chicago Public School students work with AFSC Chicago staff to create portraits of Afghan children as part of the Windows and Mirrors exhibit.

ARC Gallery
832 W. Superior St, #204, Chicago, IL

Gallery hours:  Wed — Sat, 12-6 p.m.






Special Events:

Public Opening:  come see the exhibit on its opening night — refreshments served, cash bar.  Friday, July 1 - 6-9 p.m.

KC AFSC Anti-War Organizing Meeting

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

KC Anti-war

Mural image from Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan

Meeting participantswill help organize actions to mark the 10th Anniversary of 9-11; campaigns to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and  plan for the Kansas City exhibition Windows & Mirrors Afghan Mural exhibit and related activities.


After 33 days in Tor Jail, Aziz* was transferred to the larger jail, where he was held for 2.5 years. The owner of the house was held almost as long. Aziz was recently released and said:


Unfortunately, 13 people were killed that day and more than 40 were injured. Palwasha’s mother, Rose, was hit by shrapnel, which tore through her abdomen. Palwasha was also hit and taken to a hospital in Ghazni. Palwasha survived, but sadly, the tiny metal shard severed the six year old’s spinal cord, leaving her paralyzed.

Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan

Friday, June 3, 2011 - 5:00pm - Friday, June 24, 2011 - 9:00pm

Friday, June 3
Music from Afghanistan and the region provided by DJ Kyle Long of Cultural Cannibals. Refreshments provided by Earth House Cafe.

Windows and Mirrors is a travelling mural exhibit that makes a powerful statement on a nearly invisible reality.

Panorama of Windows and Mirrors in North Carolina

Panoramic images of the Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan exhibit in Greensboro, North Carolina at Guilford College's Hege Library.

Windows and Mirrors

Mother Son Mural

Windows and Mirrors Panel

Mother and Child mural developed by Guilford College students.

The Greensboro News and Record featured the Windows and Mirrors exhibit in the Sunday paper. 

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