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Cemetery photo by Laura Crosby

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Art spotlight: Commemorating a decade of war

  • Article by: MARY ABBE
  • Star Tribune
  • September 8, 2011 - 3:15 PM

The destruction of New York's World Trade towers 10 years ago sparked a decade of wars. While the actual battlefields are far away, artists here have responded with two exhibitions. "Deceptive Distance" features photos, paintings, sculpture and installations by six Twin Cities women -- Harriet Bart, Laura Crosby, Vesna Kittelson, Ana Lois-Borzi, Megan Rye and Megan Vossler -- who reflect on the psychological and personal toll of perpetual war. Crosby's cemetery photo is shown here. The exhibit is housed in a temporary College of Visual Art gallery in St. Paul's Blair Arcade.

  • Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Thu. 9/15 with a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Exhibit ends Oct. 16.
  • Free.
  • Lower level of Blair Arcade, 165 N. Western Av., St. Paul.
  • 651-757-4080 or www.cva.edu

"No Glory" showcases work by 13 international artists who focus on the "material and human costs of war," in photos, installations, paintings and other work. The title comes from writer Jay Wenk, a World War II veteran who observed about war, "There's horror enough. No glory." Participating artists are Aaron Hughes, Amado Al Fadni, Enrique Castrejon, Hiro Fukawa, Camille J. Gage, Monica Haller, Andrew Ellis Johnson, Samina Mansuri, Rocio Rodriguez, Paul Shambroom, Susanne Slavick, Elin O'Hara Slavick, Elaine Spatz-Rabinowitz.

  • Opening reception Saturday 9/10 from 7-9 p.m. Gallery talk 3-5 p.m. Sept. 18
  • Free
  • Form + Content Gallery, 210 N. 2nd St., Mpls
  • 612-436-1151 or www.formandcontent.org

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