Speak Peace Exhibit Heading to Arapahoe Community College
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Arapahoe Community College will host Speak Peace: American Voices Respond to Vietnamese Children’s Paintings from Oct. 17 – Nov. 13, 2012, in the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at the ACC Littleton Campus. Admission is free and the exhibition is open to the public. Click here
for more details.
Speak Peace Milwaukee
Monday, July 02, 2012
Congratulations to Speak Peace Milwaukee for a wonderful exhibit. Click on this link to visit the exhibit blog featuring a community arts project on display at the Milwaukee Danceworks Gallery. And on Friday, July 6, visit the Milkwaukee War Memorial Center for the closing ceremony and reception.
Speak Peace at DePaul University
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
The Speak Peace exhibit will open at DePaul University on May 3. The exhibit will be located at the Student Center (Lincoln Park) in the Richardson Library, 103A, 1st floor Haber Lounge.
Speak Peace Opens at the Alabama State Capital
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The Speak Peace Exhibit has opened at the Alabama State Capital in Montgomery. On Wednesday, April 11, from 2-4 p.m. a reception will be held in the Old Supreme Court Library on the first floor of the State Capital. Public officials will offer opening remarks at 2:15.
The exhibit is presented by the Alabama Writers’ Forum, a partnership program of the Alabama State Council on the Arts, and the Alabama Department of Youth Services in conjunction with April Is Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month.
Speak Peace Poetry Reading at Chatham University
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Speak Peace Opens at Chatham University
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The Speak Peace
exhibit is currently open at Chatham University's Art and Design Building Mezzanine
. The exhibit will run from March 9-30 and will close with a reading and reception on Friday, March 30 from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. The reading will feature Chatham University students and Speak Peace poets Paula J Lambert and Robert Miltner.
Penn State's Local NPR Station Features Story on Speak Peace
Monday, February 27, 2012
The local NPR station at Penn State, WPSU, featured a great story about the Speak Peace
exhibit at the Bellefonte Art Museum. Click here
to listen to the 5-minute story.
Exhibit Opens at Bellefonte Art Museum, Pa.
Monday, January 09, 2012
The Speak Peace
exhibit had an opening reception January 8 at the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County
in Bellefonte, Pa. The exhibit will enjoy a two-month run in Bellefonte, near State College, before it heads to Chatham University in Pittsburgh.
Speak Peace at University of Arizona Poetry Center
Friday, January 06, 2012
The Speak Peace
exhibit appeared at the University of Arizona Poetry Center in September 2011. Read about the exhibit here
or view a video
produced by Tucson's local PBS station.
Speak Peace Opens at Western Michigan University
Thursday, August 04, 2011
The Speak Peace exhibit is currently on display at Western
Michigan University’s Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kalamazoo, until August
19. The university is offering several workshops connected with the exhibit,
including “Writing in the Art Room,” a class that helps teachers encourage
their students to be more expressive through their words and art. Poet Patricia
Clark, professor at Grand Valley State University, Michigan, is a guest
speaker. Dr. William Charland at the university’s Frostic School of Art notes,
“We look forward to Ms. Clark’s insights about the exhibition and the writing
process, and value the exhibition as a component of both the summer institute
and our master’s program.”
Wick at AWP Conference in D.C.
Friday, February 25, 2011
The Wick Poetry Center attended the Association of Writers
& Writing Programs (AWP) Conference in Washington, D.C., from February 2-5.
The conference featured the Speak Peace exhibit and a dramatic reading of selected
poems from the exhibit. Participants in the dramatic reading included three
children from northeast Ohio. This was the first time in AWP’s history that
children participated in the conference. Also participating in the dramatic
reading were nationally known poets Ellen Bass, Dorianne Laux, Long Chu, Bruce
Weigl, and Alberto Ríos. “The fact that these students attended the AWP and
read with award-winning poets like Ellen Bass and Dorianne Laux is really
tremendous,” said David Hassler, director of the Wick Poetry Center. “These
kids are charting new territory, and we’re very proud of them.”
Speak Peace at Sage College, Troy, NY
Monday, November 29, 2010
The Speak Peace exhibit appeared at Russell Sage College in Troy,
New York, as part of the school’s Veterans Week 2010 festivities. The exhibit's
opening reception took place November 9, with related events including a poetry
reading, documentary films and discussions, a talk by author Ed Tick and guests
from Viet Nam, and a photography show. Fourth-grade students from Susan Odell
Taylor School for Children in Troy also attended the event. The children viewed
the exhibit and responded to the paintings by writing their own poems, which
they read at the opening reception. Also in attendance were Ed Tick, codirector
of Soldier’s Heart; Viet Nam veterans and other war veterans; and Danyea Kngen,
who was born in the Viet Nam during the war and adopted by American parents.
Leigh Davies, Coordinator of the Creative Arts Therapy Program at Russell Sage
and coordinator of the exhibit, said, “It truly was an informative, emotionally
challenging, and eye opening week for the many students, faculty, and community
members who participated. We especially hope that our veterans felt supported.”
Wick Poetry Center Honors Vietnamese Guests and Area Veterans
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Kent State University will honor three Vietnamese guests as part of the Speak Peace
exhibit celebration on November 1 at the Kiva auditorium, Kent State University. Also honored will be area veterans returning from a healing and reconciliation tour of Viet Nam. Speakers include poet Maj Ragain; Mr. Tran Song,
ARVN air force veteran and
re-education camp survivor; Mr. Tam Tien, Viet Cong veteran; Ms. Minh Thai, poet; and the Reverend John Schluep, director, Warrior’s Journey Home. In addition, Hiram College Theatre students will perform a reading
of Speak Peace.
The program takes place at 7:30 p.m.
Vietnamese Media Covers Speak Peace
Friday, October 15, 2010
In October Dr. Ed Tick, co-director of Soldier’s Heart
, led his tenth journey to Viet Nam with combat veterans seeking reconciliation and healing from the traumas of war. The Vietnamese press
reported on his trip
, noting Tick’s role in the Speak Peace
exhibit and discussing
post-traumatic stress disorder and how these journeys have the potential to heal both countries.
Dr. Ed Tick Discusses Healing from the Traumas of War
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
In the October 4 issue
of the Albany Times Union
, Dr. Ed Tick discusses his recent trip to Viet Nam, the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder among veterans, and how children can help in the healing process by “open[ing] our hearts and help[ing] us tell the truth about war.”
Cleveland’s International Peace and War Summit to Feature Speak Peace
Friday, September 24, 2010
The Speak Peace
exhibit will appear at the International Peace and War Summit
at Case Western Reserve University from October 25-30, 2010. The conference unites international experts on peace studies and conflict resolution and features keynote speaker will be Dr. Ed. Tick, author of War and Soul
and director of Soldier’s Heart.
Author Ed Tick Writes Letter to Kent Community for Speak Peace Opening
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Author Ed Tick, who was instrumental in bringing the Speak Peace
children's paintings to the United States, wrote a letter about healing from the trauma of war, which Wick Poetry Center director David Hassler read at the September 16 reception of Speak Peace
Read the letter from Ed Tick
. (PDF - 64K)
Akron Beacon Journal Reviews Speak Peace Exhibit
Friday, September 10, 2010
Art critic Dorothy Shinn noted in the September 5 issue of the Akron Beacon Journal that the Speak Peace children’s paintings have a “raw,
and that “the poems are affecting in their own way” with “many of the best ones…written
by children.” Read the entire article here.
(PDF - 63K)
Speak Peace Debuts at Downtown Gallery in Kent, Ohio
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Speak Peace: American Voices Respond to Vietnamese Children’s Paintings
made its debut at the Downtown Gallery
in Kent, Ohio, on September 7. The exhibit features original poems written by American children, veterans, and established poets in response to Vietnamese children’s paintings of peace and war collected over the last ten years by the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.
Speak Peace Featured on Cleveland’s WCPN
Friday, September 03, 2010
Listen to an August 2010 interview
about the origins of Speak Peace
on local NPR radio station WCPN
(at marker 19:00). Dee Perry talks to Wick Poetry Center Director David Hassler, the Reverend John Schluep of Warrior's Journey Home, and Anderson Turner, Director of Kent State University’s School of Art Galleries.