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URI Feinstein Providence Campus Arts and Culture Program


BEING PEACE Exhibit September 4-28, 2018

with a Gallery Night Reception on September 20th 5-9 pm.

The exhibit is presented in collaboration with the Peace Flag Project, the URI Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies in recognition of International Peace Day and the need to engage in creating peace in our time.  The artwork is focused the notion creating of peacewithin, and transforming that quality in our relationships within the family, the community, the nation, across the globe and with our environment.  The exhibit includes works of art in all media by the late Christiane Corbat, the late Corita Kent, Sally Barker, Gael Berberick, David Lee Black, David Baggarly, Angel J. Cajigas-Arbelo, Paul Crimi, Bill Comeau, Gigi Desalulniers, Tamara Diaz, Kim Ellery, Lilian R. Engel, Catherine Housley, David Koukol, Gerard A LaDoux, Heebe Tee Tse Lee, Michelle Lee, Sandra Lee, Saberah Malik, Munir Mohammed, Tracie Montgomery, David Clyle Morse, Keira Place, David S Pinkham, Jose Ramirez, Hannah Resseger, Anne Mimi Sammis, Jordan Seaberry, Justin Stanley, Christopher Thomas, Anthony Tomaselli, Joy Williams.  This exhibit along with one at the RISCA Atrium Gallery, Peaceable Kingdom and the First Unitarian Church on Benevolent Street in Providence share a series of exhibits on Peace.


In addition, there is a special series of Panels, Seeking Shelter: A Story of Place, Faith and Resistance which tell the story of non-violent resistance in the Vietnam War era through the lives of Father Daniel Berrigan and theologian and civil rights lawyer William Stringfellow who belonged to an old American tradition – faith-based activism.  During the tumultuous 1960s and long afterward, the two friends, both hard-working, prolific authors, were also activist opponents of the war in Vietnam and campaigners for civil rights, social justice, nuclear disarmament, and the environment. Seeking Shelter: A Story of Place, Faith and Resistance, the multi-media exhibition that tells this intriguing, moving, and timely story, which made its debut on Block Islandwith an accompanying film, Seeking Shelter, directed by Sue Hagedorn, exploring these themes through the recollections of people who knew the story’s central figures well and have deep insight into Block Island as a place and as a community.

As part of this series with the URI Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies, we will be presenting a lecture: 

The Nonviolent Life Lecture by Father John Dear and Music of Protest – Music of Peaceby the Cognitive Dissidents September 13th 7 pm.

Father John Dear is an internationally known voice for peace and nonviolence. He is a popular speaker, peacemaker, organizer, lecturer, retreat leader, who has organized and participated in nonviolent campaigns for over three decades and has written extensively about the work of Daniel Berrigan.

The Cognitive Dissidents include URI Professors Bueno de Mesquita, Reyes and Wood who have played at the university and beyond including the appearance of Pete Seeger as a guest performer on the campus.


Friday, September 28, 2018 at 9:00am to 9:00pm

URI Feinstein Providence Campus, Lobby Area 80 Washington Street

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Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies



Free and Open to the Public

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Steven Pennell

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