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PEACEMAKING

AN AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN EXCHANGE OF ART AND WRITINGS

ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE | HESS AND LYET GALLERIES

ONE ALPHA DRIVE | ELIZABETHTOWN | PA 17022

SEPTEMBER 21 - NOVEMBER 21, 2017


Peacemaking – An American and European Exchange of Art and Writings

Two years ago, Andreas Kerstan approached me about the possibility of doing an exchange with his

gallery in Stuttgart, Germany, and the galleries at Elizabethtown College. I liked the idea and began

considering a common theme. Given our Brethren heritage of Peace and Pietist studies at

Elizabethtown and the current state of global unrest, I proposed the topic of Peace – Andreas agreed

that it would make a good working theme and a most important subject.

Like the Handprint Identity Project – An Exchange Between Artists and Writers, a former project, I

thought it important that we include writers to participate as well as visual artists. I contacted

Jesse Waters, Director of the Bowers Writers House at Elizabethtown College. Jesse was on board

right away and agreed to handle the written word as a Co-Director and Curator of Writing. Given our

subject, I extended an invitation to David Kenley, Professor of History and Director of the Center for

Global Understanding and Peacemaking at Elizabethtown – David accepted as a Co-Director for the

project.

From the European side, Andreas directed and curated visual art from ten European countries to be

exhibited in the Hess and Lyet Galleries at Elizabethtown College from September 21 – November

21, 2017. From the American side, Milt Friedly and Elizabethtown College Alum, Samantha Redles

(MFA Curatorial Studies MICA) curated work from thirteen visual artists and Jesse Waters curated the

written word from thirteen writers to be displayed and in catalog form at Kunst Stuttgart, June 22 –

July 21, 2018. In addition to the professional working artists in the project, two student artists will

exhibit at Kunst Stuttgart and assist with gallery and curatorial duties at Elizabethtown College. One

student writer will contribute an essay and assist with layout and curatorial duties through the

Bowers Writers House.

We are grateful and thank our sponsors for Project Peace: Kunst Stuttgart International e.V.; the

Joseph Robert Foundation; a CISP Grant, Elizabethtown College; the Center for Global

Understanding and Peacemaking, Elizabethtown College; the Bowers Writers House, Elizabethtown

College; the English and Fine and Performing Arts Departments, Elizabethtown College. We are

pleased to present 61 perspectives on Peace, including writer and dear friend Rose-Marie Liechti of

Bern, Switzerland, whose passion for Peace goes beyond words. Our expectation is to elevate and

raise a consciousness for World Peace - may our voices be seen and heard!

Elizabethtown | USA | September 2017

Milt Friedly

Director / Curator – Project Peace

Professor of Art, Elizabethtown College


Peacemaking – An American and European Exchange of Art and Writings

Directors

Co-Directors

Curators

Sponsors

Milt Friedly

Andreas Kerstan

David Kenley

Jesse Waters

Milt Friedly

Andreas Kerstan

Samantha Redles

Jesse Waters

Kunst Stuttgart International e.V., Stuttgart, Germany

Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, USA

Joseph Robert Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

ISBN

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

978-0-9700583-5-5 pbk.:alk paper

Published by Elizabethtown College and Kunst Stuttgart International e.V.


Project Peace | Peacemaking

Kunst Stuttgart International e.V., briefly [Kun:st] International, headquartered in Stuttgart,

Germany, is a non – profit, international art association founded in 2015 and counts in July 2017 189

members from more than 10 countries. Important objectives of the association are to present the

artwork of its members at national and international levels, to provide each member with personal

support and artistic advancement and both together to accompany and enhance artists in their

professional self marketing.

In order to support these objectives, [Kun:st] International organized in 2017 its first and open art

competition for artists from Germany and other European countries, independently of a membership

in the association. The [Kun:st] Art Prize contest was launched under the theme Project Peace and

the exhibition of the artists nominated for the [Kun:st] Art Prize exhibition in June 2017 in

Stuttgart, Germany, was the beginning and is embedded in a broader cycle on this topic, continuing

with this exhibition Project Peace, Peacemaking - An American and European Exchange of Art and

Writings at the Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, USA, in September 2017 and

will be completed in late spring 2018 with an exchange exhibition Project Peace in Stuttgart.

Out of the 50 artworks presented in Germany during the Project Peace exhibition in June 2017, 34

artworks are now part of the exhibition: Project Peace | Peacemaking - An American and European

Exchange of Art and Writings, in Elizabethtown.

The board of [Kun:st] International is proud to provide European artists this unique opportunity to

be part of this intercultural art and writings exchange and is looking forward to host in 2018 artists

and writers from the United States of America in Germany.

Stuttgart | Germany | September 2017

Andreas Kerstan

Director / Curator – Project Peace

Chairman Kunst Stuttgart International e.V.


TEIL 1

DIGITAL / FOTOGRAFIE / GRAFIK

CHAPTER 1

DIGITAL / PHOTOGRAPHY / GRAPHIC


BENDNER, MONIKA

Frieden? Nur mit geklonten Wesen (Peace? Only with cloned beings)

Auf der Suche nach dem Habitat (Looking for the habitat)

Diptych | Photography and digital composing | 2 x 20 x 39" | 2016


BOEHM, THORSTEN

This artwork PRINCESS OF THE VIGILS was originally created during the Ukraine

conflict, for fear of the outbreak of a third world war. Unfortunately, in 2017,

this artwork is even more a warning of current war threats worldwide.

PRINCESS OF THE VIGILS | Drawing, hatching technique, airbrush on paper

39 x 20" | framed | 2015


JOHannaS

The Title Dove of Peace was a remembrance of Pablo Picasso.

With Guernica hailed as one of the world's most moving anti-war paintings,

Picasso was invited to design an image to represent peace.

Picasso's first Dove of Peace, chosen as the emblem for the First International

Peace Conference in Paris in 1949, was a traditional, realistic picture of a

pigeon which had been given to him by his great friend and rival, the French

artist Henri Matisse.

Picasso later developed this image into a simple, graphic line drawing that is

one of the world's most recognizable symbols of peace. He also named his

fourth child Paloma, the Spanish word for dove'

Dove of Peace

Photo painting mosaic on opal glass, unique edition | 26 x 37" | 2017


KRAUS, JÖRG

Auf dem Marsch (On the march)

Fine art print on canvas, limited edition 1 of 3 plus 2 AP | 26 x 39" | 2017


TEIL 2

MALEREI

CHAPTER 2

PAINTINGS


ALBRECHT, MARION

… uns, die wir vorbeisehen

an den Dingen neben uns

und nicht hören,

dass der Schrei

nicht verstummt.

Jean Cayrol, Nacht und Nebel

(übertragen von Paul Celan)

… we, who look past

the things near us

and do not hear

that the cry

is still not silent.

Jean Cayrol

(translated by Paul Celan)

Yearning for peace V | Acrylic on canvas | 39 x 39" | 2016


BLUNK, STEFFEN

The loss of the homeland after a war often leads for millions of people to an

almost inhuman challenge. For them, peace does not automatically mean

happiness, but also the loss of their paradise. For the artist peace as a project

also means creating a new home for these people.

After finishing the painting process, Steffen Blunk removes the people from his

oil paintings by means of a chisel, thus exposing the underlying layers of wood.

Instead of the recognizable, individual persons, abstract surfaces appear,

which make a temporal and spatial arrangement of the happening more

difficult. This is how people of different eras and wars meet - connected in

their suffering.

Vertreibung aus dem Paradies (Expulsion from paradise) I/15

Oil and chisel on wood | 17 x 24" | 2015


HAEBICH, PAUL DIETER

It is obviously not easy for men to dispense the satisfaction of their attitude

of aggression. They do not feel comfortable about it.

Text from Sigmund Freud, The Unhappiness in Culture, Collected Works,

Volume XIV, page 473.

What happens to those who see red? | Oil on canvas | 49 x 39" | 2015


HAMMER, GISELA

Living in peace should be compulsory for everyone.

It is a human right.

Welcome means to give a home, even if it's only temporarily, to those who had

no other choice than to flee to save their lives and the lives of their families

as their homelands were destroyed by war and terrorism.

15-22. Welcome | Acrylic on canvas | 31 x 39" | 2015


HOHAUS, KIRSTEN

Together | Sewing thread connects old linen and jeans | 39 x 39" | 2017


JARKIKH, YOURI (JARKI)

The brightness of the festivals interrupt the linearity of the daily life. They

carry a great emotional load and establish exciting and happy feelings in the

world.

The abbot digresses. - And you, Marquis,

you put your wig on askew.

- This old Cyprus wine is exquisite

less so, Camargo, than your nape.

My flame... - Do, mi, sol, la, si,

Abbot, your baseness reveals itself!

- May I die, Ladies, if

I fail to unhook a star for you!

- I should like to be a little dog!

- Let us embrace our shepherdesses, one

after the other. - Gentlemen! Well then?

- Do, mi, sol. - Oh well! Good-evening, Moon!

Paul Verlaine “On the grass”

Рождественские праздники (Christmas Party)

Mixed media on canvas | 29 x 36" | 2017


LÄPPLE-SCHRYVERS, BIRGIT C.

Hunger, drought and AIDS can also be countered with art: Kunst . Hilft (Art .

Helps). This is a help alliance initiated by the artist in 2011 under the theme

of Art for Africa. Art for Africa is an international artists' association of

painters and sculptors from Germany, Austria, Netherlands and Switzerland

who, with the exclusive non-commercial sale of works by the participating

artists, particularly supports humanitarian projects in West Africa.

Diptych

Hello Jean I + II | Mixed media on canvas | 2 x 20 x 20" | 2016


MAYER, VERENA

Peace is for the artist not a peaceful standstill, no worry-free vacuum. Peace

is an attentive coexistence of individuals. In a peaceful collaboration, new

elements emerge, divide, overlap and unite again.

PEACE – FRIEDLICHE KOEXISTENZ (Peace - peaceful coexistence)

Acrylic and coal on canvas | 39 x 39" | 2017


OTTO, BRUNO S.

Albtraum vom bedrohten Frieden (Nightmare of threatened peace)

Acrylic on canvas | 35 x 28" | 2017


RATHERT-SCHÜTZDELLER, ANDREA

Peace - soap bubble or future - it is in our hands.

Wir haben es in der Hand (It is in our hand)

Mixed media on canvas | 28 x 39" | 2017


RISTAU, CHRISTIAN

More recently than ever, it has become apparent that the export of armament

products will sooner or later affect the situation of exporting countries in

front of their own doorstep. Classical case of a feedback loop.

Wer den Wind sät … (Who sows the wind ...) | Acrylic on canvas | 39 x 39" | 2017


SCHILL, MARLIS G

Daylight will brutally reveal what the night covers up so graciously.

Night over Casbah Ruins | Acrylic on canvas | 31 x 31" | 2013/2016


SCHMIDT, ELENA

People in war zones are confronted with losses every day. They lose family

members, friends, their homeland, familiar and grown habits, communities

and rituals.

Every loss affects us very strongly, takes us the safety in life and many people

lose completely their way. War experiences and losses can cause severe

trauma in children, which can influence and determine their entire life.

Why do we do this to the children, our children? With what right do we destroy

the souls of children? (Source: Peace for the Donbass)

Lost | Tea filter collage, Acrylic on canvas | 31 x 39" | 2017


SCHNEIDER, GERTRUD

Konnex I | Oil on canvas | 31 x 47" | 2017


SCHOCH, RAINER

Among other peace symbols, the dove is also regarded as a symbol of peace

and therefore also designated as a dove of peace. The dove is also a

messenger of love, equality, justice, friendship, and peace, too. The

symbolism of the image: we have it ourselves in our hand - the peace on

earth.

Friedenstaube (Dove of peace) | Oil on canvas | 39 x 39" | 2015


SILBER, PROF. DR. GERHARD

At least peace II | Acrylic and print on canvas | 59 x 39" | 2017


STRUCK, ANJA

menschlich (human) | Oil on canvas | 24 x 39" | 2017


STRUIF, BRIGITTE

Anstieg des Meeresspiegels (Rise of the sea level)

Acrylic on canvas | 43 x 35" | 2017


UNTERHARNSCHEIDT, MARTINA

Human rights are not negotiable, at no time, in any place. Our actions, and

especially our non-actions, form the foundation on which human rights are

lived or ignored.

The artwork itself is a textile collage that takes up human right motifs,

connecting them and partly let them disappear again - similar to our associations,

floating freely, being reassembled in new ways, getting lost ...

Peace = human rights

Compliance with human rights = peace

Menschenrechte (Human rights)

Mixed media, painting, object on cloth | 47 x 47" | 2016


VAN GRÄDDE

This work is inspired by street art and graffiti art.

Keywords such as Love, No Racism, No War or Flower Power connect this

artwork with the Project Peace. In connection with the word peace,

associations are also created with the beginning of the peace movement at the

end of the 60s and early 70s, the flower power time, the unrestricted and

peaceful enjoyment of joints. Black & white is more a reference to the still

existing, omnipresent racism and the uneven treatment of people with white

or dark skin color.

The three different heads symbolize unity and peace between different

people, cultures and religions.

Graffiti Peace | Acrylic on canvas | 31 x 31" | 2017


SEITZ, GABRIELE

Uns vertraut gemacht -

oft aus dem Leben verdrängt

Taube des Friedens

Weltweit in aller Munde

Frieden liegt in unsrer Hand

Feeling trustworthy -

continually displaced

dove of peace

On all humans mind

peace is in our hand

Hoffnung Frieden (Hope peace) | Photography, black and white | 24 x 16" | no year


VOGT, EVA

Experiences that are associated with violent emotions such as fear and fear of

war, terror, violence, threat, leave deep traces. Peace, on the other hand, is a

salubrious state of silence, the peace in which existing conflicts can be

resolved without violence. Never again fear, never again hunger, never again

misery ...

Angst (Fear) | Mixed media on canvas | 47 x 35" | 2016


WAIBEL, SABRINA

Flowerdreams | Mixed media on canvas | 35 x 47" | 2017


WALKER, JANE

The Open Hand is for giving and receiving - this is the way to make peace. The

city, architecture and environment all play a part in this.

The Open Hand | Acrylic on canvas | 39 x 39" | 2017


TEIL 3

DREIDIMENSIONALE ARBEITEN

CHAPTER 3

THREE-DIMENSIONAL ARTWORKS


CRAWFORD, HELLE RASK

Yet she resisted | Bronze | 10 x 10 x 4" | 2017


GRABMÜLLER, JIRI

"Now he is gone, gone, once and for all," thought Seth, "this eternally superior

brother." He deliberately stroked Osiris's blood from his hands, and felt the

inner peace taking possession of him, flowing through his whole ego.

Seth | Bronze | 15 x 6 x 6" | 2015


KERSTAN, ANDREAS

History may tell us something about peace and there is no better place to

research history than in an encyclopedia.

Meyers Encyclopedia Volume 5 | Object book and metal | 8 x 6 x 3" | 2017


SCHOLL-SABBATINI, BETTINA

This bronze sculpture is a study for the Soroptimist International Europe Peace

Prize 2017.

When cast in the lost wax process, the sculpture shows the rough surface

characteristic of Bettina's work. Textures refer to the working process of the

original model from the soft material wax. The bronze with its earthy tonality,

which always flashes back and forth, is the result of the character of archaic

naturalness.

Study Peace Sculpture | Bronze, patinated | 18 x 6 x 6" | 2017


THIEL, KLAUDIA

Cherub as the guardian of the divine peace. The transparent wing represents

the transcendence of the heavenly being, the center of gravity symbolizes the

will and the power to engage in peace.

Cherub | Paper object and acrylic on board | 28 x 28 x 2" | 2016


VARESE, CARMEN

Marked by life, as in real life the price of peace.

Die Gezeichnete (Marked by life) | Clay, burnt | 12 x 10 x 8" | 2015

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