Points of Peace

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“Not Just Giving Peace A Chance, But Bringing It Back In Style”: the artwork of stained glass artist, Ragtime, Marine Corps Vietnam veteran will be on display September-October 2011 at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center. Opening reception is Friday, September 2, 6 to 8 p.m.

Pictured here in the gallery at ARTworks: JW Rone (executive director) and singer Jan Spencer check out a preview of the “Not Just Giving Peace A Chance, But Bringing It Back In Style”as artist Deanna Bowdish peeps in.

This gallery show and sale is one man’s quest to share a vision of life without war. Ragtime, a stained glass artist living near Berkeley Spring, W.Va., began his Points of Peace in the fall of 2006. As a combat marine who fought in Vietnam, this work is his contribution to the effort to create a more caring world free from war. Each piece is a unique creation intended to remind everyone of the spirit of peace and is part of a numbered and cataloged series limited to 1,000.
“I am placing my love and understanding on a positive course so that all who come in contact with these peace signs will experience a feeling of love, hope and family, and together we will journey towards a more peaceful earth. Imagine, a world free from hate and the senseless need to control other human beings.”  The medallions combine the universal symbol with glowing kaleidoscopic colors, and, variously, images of fighter jets, palm trees, Buddhist wheels, fire, and, of course, Semper Fi.
ARTworks, the arts council of Beaufort, Port Royal, and the Sea Islands, is proud to present this veteran art show and is free to browse Tuesdays through Saturdays, www.artworksinbeaufort.org.