Windows and Mirrors is a traveling exhibit that provides an opportunity to see ourselves in depictions of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of artists and children.
The exhibit includes 45 unique 4-foot by 6-foot panels created by artists memorializing Afghan civilian casualties, alongside images about living with war collected from Afghan schoolchildren.
The opening exhibition will take place at The Social and Public Art Resource Center in Venice, CA. The event will include live music, food, and spoken word. The exhibit will run through Sunday, March 13.
Regular gallery hours:
Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; and weekends by appointment only.
“It is the hope of the AFSC that visitors to Windows and Mirrors will join us in the nationwide dialogue about the war and how we can move toward positive alternatives,” “We hope that each person will make a commitment to speak to just ten of their friends, family or neighbors about the human cost of the war in Afghanistan.”
- Anthony Marsh, Tour Director of Windows and Mirrors in Los Angeles.
AFSC has called for an end to the Afghan war coupled with a commitment to the country’s reconstruction. This approach will provide the best means for reconciliation and security for the Afghan people. AFSC recommends that: No additional troops be sent to Afghanistan; a timeline be created for the withdrawal of U.S. troops; all parties involved in the war engage in diplomacy and dialogue - without preconditions; civilian-led organizations provide badly needed development aid; Congress redirect the more than $44 billion spent yearly on war funding to human needs in Afghanistan and at home.
There will also be a limited showing at Mercado la Paloma in Los Angeles.