by Melissa Banigan in New Events on Saturday 22 October 2011

Diana Gilon will be artist-in-residence at MIT from October 21-28 to create Through Our Eyes, a large collaborative painting/mural with students, faculty and members of the greater MIT community. The painting, the first of many that will be executed at schools along the East Coast to promote peace, will highlight themes of coexistence and interfaith collaboration and will represent the common goal of a peaceful future for all communities that struggle with conflict in such places as Israel, Palestine and beyond.

Through Our Eyes is compelling because rather than highlighting polarizing political viewpoints, the work (and discourse created around the work) will seamlessly pull together symbols and ideas from vastly different groups of people, impressing only a blanket statement of peace.
Mural MIT (2)
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