Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Thursday, December 1

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It's easy to talk about wanting peace on Earth when you rarely interact with people from outside your neighborhood. The Peace Museum in Garfield Park sponsored a comfort-zone stretching design competition. Artists were instructed to collaborate on a piece with stranger artists. Stranger meaning 'unfamiliar with,' not 'odder than.' The idea was to cross the lines that divide race, sex, religion, geography, ethnicity to to explore peace. In theme, in practice, and in productivity. The resulting pieces will be exhibited at the museum from August 16th through the 30th. Visitors will select the top twenty, which will then go on display on the museum's website. One winning piece will be chosen by the organization to represent the International Day of Peace, September 21. Let's see who could put their paintbrush where their mouth is.

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