Monthly Archives: July 2011

Droning for Peace

Technicolor Yawn’s DRONE FOR PEACE IN THE KEY OF F, presented here as part of the Olympia Experimental Music Festival and performed in the rotunda of the Capitol’s Legislative Building, manifests as a small ensemble of string players and vocalists, … Continue reading

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Poetry of Provocation and Witness from Split This Rock: Poem #8

Eye A rubber-coated metal bullet struck Ziad’s eye during clashes in Bethlehem. . . . His eyeball fell in the palm of his hand and . . . he kept holding it till he reached the hospital. He thought they … Continue reading

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Audio Impressions: An Open Letter to George Bush

In 1990, while thousands around the country were marching in protest against U.S. troops being sent to Kuwait for deployment there and in Iraq, Blue Mountain Center former Resident composer Wayne Horvitz invested his own antipathy to what became known … Continue reading

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Windows and Mirrors: Visualizing the Human Cost of War

Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan is a traveling mural exhibit comprised of 45 large scale paintings by artists from all over the country that memorialize Afghan civillian casualties as well as images collected from Afghan high school students. … Continue reading

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The Future According to Art: An Interview with Beverly Naidus

Artist, teacher, and Blue Mountain Center alum Beverly Naidus has invited interested people of all backgrounds to submit images and text for an exhibition called “Imagining the Future We Want.” 10 Years + Counting recently interviewed Naidus about the project, with a particular interest in how … Continue reading

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Poetry of Provocation and Witness from Split This Rock: Poem # 7

MUTANABI STREET In March 2007, a car bomb exploded in the heart of Baghdad’s centuries-old literary center, igniting bookstores and stationery shops. Pages flit above the ruined bookstalls. Blank or dark with words, it doesn’t matter: paper is as dangerous as … Continue reading

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Art and War: Creativity and Youth in Action – Introducing High School Blogger Stanley Kirshner Breen

Art and War: Creativity and Youth in Action Introducing 10YAC High School Blogger Stanley Kirshner Breen $1,216,539,560,417 or — for those of you who are like me and can’t process numbers instantly in their head — one trillion, two hundred and … Continue reading

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