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‘War No More, The 2015 Visions of MLK Community Celebration & Art Exhibition’

When: Jan. 14–20

Where: Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt St., Athens

Cost: Free

More info: athensclarkecounty.com

A community collaborative exhibit featuring a visual poetry project on the theme of cooperation will honor Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. this month.

“War No More, the 2015 annual Visions of MLK Community Celebration & Art Exhibition,” will run from Jan. 14-20 at the Lyndon House Arts Center in Athens.

Along with the exhibit, the MLK Sunday Community Celebration will be from 2–4:30 p.m. Jan. 18. It will include a program of readings, song, dance and remarks.

On April 4, 1967 in New York, King delivered the speech “Beyond Vietnam.” 

“We still have a choice today,” he said. “We must move past indecision to action. We must find new ways to speak for peace ... and justice throughout the developing world, a world that borders on our doors.”

This year’s art exhibition, collaborative efforts between the visual and literary artists, will use poetic words not only to express the theme but to present a work of art to interpret these powerful words.

“With collaboration the possibilities are limitless and what better way to bring the theme of “War No More” alive by engaging our community members and celebrating new partnerships. That’s how we end war and conflict, by coming together and creating something meaningful,” guest curator Montu Miller said. 

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