Yoko Ono’s ‘Imagine Peace’ Exhibition Makes La Verne’s Harris Art Gallery Its Only West Coast Stop

November 1, 2011 by University of La Verne

What:  Yoko Ono IMAGINE PEACE: Featuring John and Yoko’s Year of Peace will be presented at the University of La Verne’s Harris Gallery from November 7 through December 15. The Harris Art Gallery is the only west coast venue presenting the traveling exhibition. Admission to this exhibition is free and the public is invited to attend.

A reception will be hosted on November 7 from 6 to 8 p.m., welcoming the exhibition to the La Verne campus and featuring its original curators, Kevin Concannon and John Noga. The exhibition, which has traveled the world, focuses on the thematic ideals of peace and love, and follows the work of Ono and John Lennon as solo artists, as a couple in the 1960s, and also includes a selection of Ono’s recent solo works.

 When: November 7, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. (Reception)
Exhibit will run until December 15, 2011

Where: Harris Art Gallery at the University of La Verne
1950 Third Street, La Verne, Calif.

Gallery Hours: Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment.

Details: Originally organized by the Myers School of Art at The University of Akron, the IMAGINE PEACE exhibition is known to showcase Ono’s ability to demonstrate her long-standing practice to involve individuals in the process of achieving peace through the power of imagination. The exhibition will include installations that are designed to help visitors spread the message of love and peace through use of rubber stamps, postcards, flashlights and buttons. It will also include Ono’s all-white chess set, Play it By Trust; Lennon’s lithographs from the Bag One Portfolio and much more. The message behind the IMAGINE PEACE exhibition is one that ties in nicely with the University of La Verne’s historical mission as its curriculum and faculty strive to foster a philosophy of life that actively supports peace with justice, and promotes the health of the planet and its people.

Contacts:        Dion Johnson, Director of University Art Galleries, University of La Verne, (909) 593-3511 ext. 4273, djohnson@laverne.edu


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