John George Short Video from John Noltner Photography on Vimeo.


The traveling exhibition “A Peace of My Mind,”  which features portraits by photographer/videographer John Noltner of people speaking about peace, opens Friday at the William F. Laman Library in North Little Rock. A description of the exhibition from the Peace of My Mind website, which also includes videos such as the one above of the participants:

Founded in 2009, A Peace of My Mind is a multimedia art project that fosters public dialogue about issues related to conflict resolution, civic responsibility, and peace. With black and white portraits and oral histories, over fifty subjects describe what peace means to them, how they work toward it in their lives, and some of the obstacles they encounter.

Those profiled include Holocaust survivors and a homeless man, a Somali refugee and a military chaplain, a pottery instructor and an oil company executive. Artists, volunteers, politicians, and business leaders all share their thoughts and inspiring stories in a series that celebrates our common experience and sense of community. …

Concerned by the corrosive effects of divisiveness, John Noltner uses his art to explore the basic goodness that resides in each of us.

The exhibit runs through June 8.