The very first on-line exhibit that appeared on the Voices Education site presented an exhibition of a trip made to Poland the summer of 2010 by three individuals. Each of the three had personal reasons for traveling to Poland. Much of what was done and seen, apart from being tourists for a portion of the time, was to travel back in time to World War II. Though more than a thousand pictures were taken during the trip, only several dozen appear in this exhibit. Some were converted to black and white since it seemed a travesty to show them in color. The on-line exhibit is divided into three parts: Uprising, Holocaust and Remembrance, with a special part documenting one family's search for its roots.
The above acrylic painting by Beverly Gimlin, "Green Beach" is from her on-line exhibit, Mapping the Silence. The exhibit tells the story of Beverly's father who was a part of the North African Campaign during World World II, but who never shared his story of war with his family. Through extensive research and family interviews, Beverly managed to piece her father's story together a creating a series of paintings and sculpture.
Americans Who Tell the Truth is a series of portraits of Americans who have helped transform American ideals into reality, challenged injustices and forged news ways of addressing once accepted acts, such as war, as horrific processes that do not result in the greater good. Today, over one hundred portaits have ben painted by New England artist, Robert Shetterly. This exhibit contains half that number. To learn more about the artist and the Americans Who Tell the Truth series visit their website: http://www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/.
In addition, in this section you will find additional exhibits that combine story telling with another art form. It is our hope to continue to create on-line exhibitions on these pages. As with all sector materials, we welcome your suggestions and involvement to include new work.