“A Peace of My Mind” exhibit on display in Hennepin Gallery

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John Noltner, 612-865-9519, www.apeaceofmymind.net

Diana Houston, Hennepin County Communications, 612-348-5130

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“A Peace of My Mind” exhibit on display in Hennepin Gallery through May 27

Even with a wealth of diversity, people today are deeply divided and often polarized by differences in thought, religion, politics and culture. The goal of a new exhibit coming to the Hennepin Gallery is to get people to talk.

“A Peace of My Mind” is a multimedia art project that fosters public dialogue about issues related to conflict resolution, civic responsibility and peace. More than 50 people describe what peace means to them, how they work toward it in their lives, and the obstacles they encounter along the way. 

The exhibit strives to highlight commonalities in the human race:  Those profiled include Holocaust survivors and a homeless man, a Somali refugee and a military chaplain, a pottery instructor and an oil company executive. Artists, volunteers, politicians, and business leaders all share their thoughts and inspiring stories in a series that celebrates our common experience and sense of community. 

To launch the exhibit, there will be a presentation on Wednesday, May 6 at noon at the Hennepin County Government Center, 300 S. Sixth St., Minneapolis, on the skyway level. Photographer and “A Peace of My Mind” creator John Noltner will speak. There will also be music by the City County Choir.  

The Hennepin Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Hennepin County Government Center, A-level, 300. S. Sixth St., Minneapolis. The exhibit is sponsored by Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department – Project Diversity.

The Gallery is a project of Hennepin County Communications.

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