Museum of Modern ARF
1116 N. Hudson St.
Arlington, VA 22201
The Scrolls,” is an international discourse and “rolling” conversation amongst artists regarding the war in Iraq. 77 artists from 4 continents contributed work to the project, including works by 8 Iraqi artists currently living in Bagdad. The exhibition also contains a scroll created by artists from Washington, DC and Arlington, VA. The exhibition asks the question “Why?” the War…Mary Walker of South Carolina sent a piece called “Why” to a number of her colleagues and asked them to add to it in the manner of a scroll. Seven scrolls were created; They opened at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park, sponsored by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs in 2005.
Cleveland-based artists Barbara Chira and Julie Friedman, organized the presentation of the Scrolls at Gallery West, Cuyahoga Community College/Western Campus, Parma, Ohio in early 2006.
This is the debut of the scrolls in the Washington area.
The public reception is Saturday, May 13 from 6-9 pm and coincides with the return of the American Friends Service Committee’s “Eyes Wide Open” Memorial of Boots that commemorates the US Fallen. It returns to DC for the third time. “Eyes Wide Open” will be on the National Mall on 14th Street from May 11-14. This year, a new Memorial to the Iraqi children, women and men killed in the war will be unveiled as well.
Mary Walker, founder, curator and visionary of the Scrolls, will be in attendance at the May 13th reception, at Modern ARF in addition to a number of the artists who contributed to the Scrolls.
The Museum of Modern Arf is across the street from the Clarendon Metro Elevator (Orange Line).