October 21st, 2013  |  Published in Announcements

The Lloyd Library and Museum is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a Project Support Grant from Cincinnati’s ArtsWave.  This grant supports an educational programming component of the Lloyd’s ambitious and visionary exhibition, Wounded Home, a commemoration of the Civil War and its impact on the home front.  The grant provides funding for an educational program that puts individual Wounded Home artists in contact with select groups to discuss the artist’s particular artwork as well as their research process, guiding the group through the creative process.  It also brings previously unknown groups into contact with the Lloyd Library and Museum and exposes those groups to a unique research and artistic resource in the region.

About the Wounded Home: Combining text and images from the Lloyd Library and Museum’s (www.lloydlibrary.org) collection of Civil War resources with their own aesthetic vision, visual artists Mary Jo Bole, Deborah Brod, Jenny Fine, Celene Hawkins, Saad Ghosn, Kate Kern and Alice Pixley Young, have worked together to create a poignant and disturbing room within a room in the Lloyd’s gallery space, the Wounded Home.  Pieces in the installation include jarring views of what one might have seen right outside a window, from a field of tents to a cemetery filled with rows of the dead.  Once in the interior space, wallpaper filled with both iconic and disturbing images reminds us of the horrors of the war.  A chandelier provides a look at the economic impetus behind the conflagration, and table, settee, and portraits bring a painful reminder of the walking wounded who made it home and had to continue their lives in whatever fashion was possible.  A fireplace burns with images of Cincinnati, of the first mechanized/factory-based war, and of the horror and uncertainty of war.  Finally, a hidden room engages viewers in the importance, especially in Cincinnati, of the Ohio River, what it meant to be on the edge of the North and South.  The Lloyd website provides a portal for viewing images from the exhibition, learning about the artists and their individual contributions, and what the exhibition means to the Lloyd Library. http://www.lloydlibrary.org/exhibits/woundedhome.html

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