The Anderson Center in Red Wing is showing an exhibit of art concerning the Iraq war, the current war climate and activism. The show has been designed and organized by sculptor Gita Ghei, recipient of a 2011 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant. Her installation, “Witness,” based on the four elements, air, fire, earth, and water, is an interactive work that invites the viewer to perform small acts of destruction or bereavement—or of play. In addition to the installation, an exhibit of two dimensional work will be on display by artists, veterans and activists.Visit the blog page for further details about this exhibit.
Exhibit event: Friday April 13, Free and accessible to all
6:00 p.m.a public reception for the artists in the Center’s main gallery
7:00 p.m.Corine Wegener, Associate Curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Ms.Wegener will give a presentation about her work as a founder and President of the U. S. Committee of the Blue Shield, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict.
8:00 p.m.Performance artist and musician Billy X Curmano, a Vietnam War veteran, will perform a solo work, “Midnight Babylon,” in which he re-lives a soldier's Post Traumatic Stress Disorder on a sleepless night.
9 p.m.Billy X and his band, the Free X Art Ensemble, will present a concert of jazz and poetry in the Center’s café.