Since 2009, award-winning photographer and author John Noltner has been asking people the simple (or not so simple) question, “What does peace mean to you?” for his multimedia art project, A Peace of My Mind. The project combines photographs of 52 diverse Minnesotans and their personal stories exploring the meaning of peace. Holocaust survivors, refugees, artists, former prisoners, teachers, immigrants, veterans, and more share their thoughts and inspiring stories in a series that celebrates our common experience and sense of community.
Exhibit from January 8 – February 6, 2018
This interactive art exhibit, featuring interviews and photos of 52 diverse individuals in Minnesota, will be displayed throughout the library from January 8—February 6, 2018. Through portraits and personal stories, ordinary people re-veal extraordinary insights into how we can work toward common good and create a world that is more just for all. For the full experience, use the Exhibit Guide. For more information about the exhibit, visit the artist’s website at www.apomm.net.
PEACE Party: Wednesdays, Jan 17 & 24, 7:00—9:00 p.m.
Visit the exhibit with your friends, book club, youth group, or community organization. Stay late to meet and reflect on your experiences. “PEACE Party” exhibit guide books are available to facilitate your tour and discussion. Refreshments will be provided.
Multi-Media Lecture with Artist John Noltner: Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Join us as we conclude the exhibit with a special 40-minute multi-media presentation followed by Q&A with John Noltner. Local Stillwater musician and song writer Peter Mayer will join Noltner for this meaningful evening.
This exhibit is brought to the library and community by a grant from the Stillwater Public Library Foundation. For more information about the Foundation, visit www.stillwaterlibraryfoundation.org.