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January Issue 2005
Touchstone Gallery in Hendersonville, NC, Completes Peace Installation and Begins Memorial
Touchstone Gallery in Hendersonville, NC, has reached the conclusion of the Peace Crane Project with the 2004 election. Touchstone wishes to thank all those who contributed cranes to our goal of 1,000 cranes for peace, which was exceeded with a final total of 1,256 cranes - each a prayer for peace.
Currently, the cranes are being taken from the installation and carefully packaged for their journey to Hiroshima's Peace Park in Japan where they will join others for peace at the Statue of Sadako.
On Jan. 2, 2005, the gallery will host a memorial reading of the names of all American troops killed in Iraq since March 2003 as part of the gallery's installation, Portrait: Iraqi Freedom?.
The reading will be done by various volunteers from the community and will open with a Universal Prayer for Peace. The reading will also be accompanied by a subtle sound environment to portray the other victims of this war...American troops wounded as well as the over 100,000 Iraqi civilians who have died since the start of this US led operation.
As the current list of American fatalities is over 1,170 as of this writing, the reading will take a significant amount of time. Visitors are welcomed to participate in the event or to come and go as their schedule permits.
Touchstone Gallery will not be open for business on Jan. 2, 2005 for this event.
For further information call 828/692-2191.
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