Always Lost: A Meditation on War
From January 13 to February 16, Mount Mary College is presenting “Always Lost: A Meditation on War,” a powerful exhibit that remembers the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and honors those who served. The exhibit includes a Wall of the Dead that features the names and photographs of more than 6,500 American service members who died in the Middle East since Sept. 11, 2001. An opening reception will take place Sunday, January 13 from 2-4 p.m.
The exhibit will be on display at Mount Mary College’s Marian Gallery in Caroline Hall, 2900 N. Menomonee River Parkway. The Marian Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. There is no charge for admission. For a map of the Mount Mary campus, visit www.mtmary.edu<http://www.mtmary.edu>.
The exhibit also includes Pulitzer Prize-winning combat photographs by Dallas Morning News photographers, David Leeson and Cheryl Diaz Meyer, as well as prose and poetry inspired by the war and written by students, veterans and their families. Three Western Nevada College student-veterans are profiled through photographs and interviews and represent the thousands of men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The poetry of SPC Noah Pierce, who took his own life after returning from two combat tours in Iraq, represents the casualties.
The exhibit was created by Western Nevada College Carson City and installed in spring 2009. Since then, it has traveled throughout the country, generating an overwhelming response.
For more information on the exhibit, visit http://www.wnc.edu/always_lost. Information on Marian Gallery can be found at http://www.mtmary.edu/marian.htm.