World War I and social activism art exhibits at WOU

Two art exhibits will open Jan. 5 at Western Oregon University’s Hamersly Library, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. There will be a reception from 4:30-6 p.m. Jan. 14.

“Reverberations of the Great War” is a traveling exhibit of posters and poetry presented by SirS, Inc. and the Library of Congress. It will be on exhibit through March 20. One hundred years ago, the War to End All Wars left the planet shaken, exhausted, cynical and less certain of the future. The featured poems were written by soldiers selected by Henry Hughes.

“Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism” will be on exhibit through Feb. 15. This is an American Friends Service Committee traveling exhibit of posters highlighting boycott movements from the 1950s to the present. In all, 58 posters from more than 20 boycotts, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott, United Farm Workers’ grape and lettuce boycott, divestment from South Africa to protest Apartheid and many others.

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Statesman Journal
by Tom Mayhall Rastrelli