We plan to feature visual art on a variety of pressing issues of the day. Because the idea for ArtSpeakout arose out of the "We Protest" exhibit and other work created in response to the war in Iraq, our first gallery is about war.
Twenty-one Iowa artists, writers, and musicians offer creative works that express their responses to the September 2001 terrorism or its aftermath. This project encouraged new, alternative images, words, and sounds—art that moves beyond the events, goes deeper than popular reaction, offers a different viewpoint, or symbolizes renewal and hope. The selected artists also speak about their background, their creative work, and their reactions to 9-11.