Impact of Afghanistan War Art Exhibit

The human cost of the war in Afghanistan is the subject of a traveling mural exhibit that will be displayed in the Holy Grounds Coffee House on the Simpson College campus.

Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan is designed to bring public attention to the hidden Afghan civilian casualties of the war.

Kathleen McQuillen of the American Friends Service Committee will speak about the exhibit and current events in Afghanistan at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in the coffee house, which is located in Smith Chapel.

“While providing a window into war-torn Afghanistan, the exhibit also provides a mirror reflecting back on ourselves as a country,” she said. “We hope to stimulate conversation about the human cost of this war, and all wars.”

Twelve of the twenty five 4’ x 6’ replica murals created by American and international artists to memorialize the civilian causalities in Afghanistan will be on display in the coffee house during normal business hours, 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., from October 2 – 11.

The exhibit is part of Simpson Forum Events, the college’s public lectures and arts series that brings nationally recognized speakers and artists to campus throughout the academic year. This event is free of charge, and open to the public.

The American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace and humanitarian service.