An exhibit by artists Ingrid Hess and Patti Vick encourages children to learn about peace in a violent world. “Why Peace?” is on display through April 7 at the Vandalia Branch of the Dayton Metro Library 330 S. Dixie Drive.
“Why Peace?” consists of colorful, cut-paper prints depicting objects, accompanied by text explaining how the objects might be useful in peacemaking.
Ingrid Hess has written and designed several children’s books including the award-winning Doodling Dragons and Sleep in Peace. She is Assistant Professor of graphic design at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. Her simple, brightly-colored artwork is influenced by both her Amish/Mennonite heritage and her childhood home in Costa Rica. Patti Vick has a MFA in Visual Communication from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She lives in Evanston, Illinois, where she teaches creative art and writing classes.
The exhibit is free and open to the public, made possible by The Dayton International Peace Museum, Exhibits To Go! For more information call the Dayton Metro Library at 937.463.2665, or contact the Dayton Peace Museum at 937. 227.3223.