We are deeply concerned that there will be an attack on Iraq by the United States. We are concerned about the cost of violence; the parents, children, wives, husbands, families, friends, people who will be injured or die, and the anger and pain that will result. Therefore, we will be hosting a special art exhibit entitled “Beneath The Bombs.” The artwork on display will speak about what and who is at stake in war. The aim is to look at war and peace beneath the politics, on a human level, in order to cultivate compassion for the lives at risk such that we will work for peaceful resolution.
Beneath The Bombs will be held on the evening of March 28, 2003 at the Cayuga Vault in Santa Cruz, and will be open to the public. You and your friends are invited to share this special evening with us.
For this event to be powerful, the artwork will need to be powerful, moving, and inspiring. Would you like to contribute to this peace building project? If you would be generous enough to share your art please let us know. Additionally, if you know others who would be might be interested in sharing their art, please extend this invitation to them. We would love to have you join us in building peace, compassion, and community.
We are looking for art that will speak to the common humanity we all share, regardless of socio-economic status, nationality, location, or political situation. Work that inspires the viewer’s compassion for those who will be affected by a war, the everyday people in Iraq who are only separated by culture, geography, and politics, or the soldiers who will lose their lives, and their families who will lose them. The source of this project is global compassion, and the aim is causing peace. If you think you have something to contribute, please submit it to us.
Thank you and peace be with you,
John Caletti, Cory Irimes, and the world