A Peace of My Mind
Exhibit hours: Weekdays, 10am-8pm | Weekends 10am-7pm
Where: Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave., St. Paul (map and directions).
Photo Exhibit - June 29 to July 22
~ Weekdays, 10am-8pm | Weekends 10am-7pm
Writing Workshop - July 20, 6:30-8:30pm
A Peace of My Mind began out of the belief that if a single voice can make a small difference, then together, many voices can make a tremendous impact. In early 2009, photographer John Noltner began interviewing people about their thoughts on peace. The interviews were recorded digitally and combined with a black and white portrait.
The exhibit explores the meaning of peace through the portraits and personal stories of 52 diverse subjects. In 2010, the series was produced as a traveling exhibit, in part, through funding from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Each subject is showcased on a 24” x 36” canvas gallery wrap that includes their name, a short biography, a portrait, and a 250-word excerpt from their interview about what peace means to them. Learn more about Noltner and the project.
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Writing Workshop - Wednesday, July 20, 6:30-8:30pm
Join us for an evening of reflection and writing on the subject of peace. Photographer and writer John Noltner will lead a series of writing exercises designed to explore our own thoughts about peace and how we might contribute what we have to offer to the greater good. We will gather in the midst of John's exhibit "A Peace of My Mind" and use the collection of thoughts about peace as a catalyst for our writing and conversation. Cost: $20. (Register below.)
John Noltner is a freelance photographer based in Minneapolis, specializing in images of people, lifestyle, and travel. For 20 years he has made images around town and around the world. Projects have taken him to corporate boardrooms as well as developing nations. His genuine interest in people, his curiosity, and a sense of humor give his images insight and depth. Note: John and Heatherlyn were interviewed by Doug Pagitt on am950. Watch that interview and hear them talk about working toward a more peaceful world through art and music.
The opening reception on July 6 featured music by Heatherlyn, an independent folk-fock singer and poet whose soulful voice conveys a message of hope. (heatherlynmusic.com).