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The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama to Open at Santa Clara University for Its Final Exhibition
Monday, Aug. 15, 2011
SANTA CLARA, Calif., August 15, 2011—Selections from The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama will open to the public Monday, Sept. 12 at Santa Clara University. This is the last opportunity for the public to view the contemporary exhibition.
The Missing Peace is a multi-media art exhibition that includes works by 88 artists from 30 countries, who give their perspective on the Dalai Lama and his endeavors. The exhibition at Santa Clara University will present 29 works from the full collection, including photography, painting, sculpture, and installation. The works offer a glimpse into how contemporary artists have responded to the Dalai Lama as a statesman, philosopher, politician, holy man, visionary, and peacemaker.
“The exhibition invites us to reflect on our beliefs about those forces, and to contemplate the actions necessary to shift our attention to the pursuit of peace,” says Darlene Markovich, executive director of The Missing Peace. “Each of the works in the exhibition was selected for its ability to inspire thinking that transcends the bounds of faith or sect.”
Markovich says that the Dalai Lama’s messages have always extended beyond the principles of Buddhism and Tibet and that exhibition’s organizers felt Santa Clara University was an ideal final destination because of its Jesuit and Catholic philosophy which is committed to the same ideals as the Dalai Lama embodies.
“The works in this exhibition can serve as an inspiration for people to cultivate peace and harmony in their own lives,” says the Dalai Lama. “I am convinced that if more of us could spend a few minutes every day trying to develop a sense of inner peace, eventually it would become part of our lives; then everything we do will contribute to peace in the world.”
Thousands of people around the world have seen the exhibit since its creation in 2006. It’s been on display at museums and universities in Tokyo, Madrid, Sibiu (Romania), Stockholm, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Miami, and most recently in San Antonio.
The Missing Peace, which is a collaboration between the Committee of 100 for Tibet and the Dalai Lama Foundation, was curated by Randy Jayne Rosenberg.
Members of the press are invited to a media preview of the exhibit Friday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. An opening reception for invited guests will be held Thursday, Sept. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. The media are welcome to attend.
The exhibit will be on display at the Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center and Orradre Library until Wednesday, Dec. 14, and admission is free. After its final exhibition, the works of art will be auctioned off to benefit the two organizations.
Two artist panels will also be held and are open to the public:
Peace, Transformation and Photography at the de Saisset Museum
Thursday, Oct. 27 from 6–7 p.m. exhibit viewing and from 7-8:30 p.m. panel
The panel features artist Binh Danh, portrait photographer Michael Collopy, SCU Art and Art History Associate Professor Andrea Pappas, and SCU Studio Art Lecturer Renee Billingslea
Peace, Transformation and Art at the Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center and Orradre Library
Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 5-6:30 p.m.
The panel features artists Squeak Carnwath and Andy Cao, SCU Art and Art History Assistant Professor Kate Morris, and SCU Religious Studies Assistant Professor David Gray.
Artists featured in the exhibition include:
Click here to view a slideshow of some of the works of art from the Missing Peace.
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