From August 27 to September 22, 2012, the non-violence-themed work of a group of international artists will be on display in the Romano Gallery at Blair Academy’s Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts. An artist’s reception will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 13. Admission is free and open to the public. Normal gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The exhibition, which focuses on “ahimsa,” a term derived from Sanskrit that literally means avoidance of violence. “It is not meek submission; it is a fight using soul-force against the will of a tyrant which ultimately yields victory,” said artist Jacqueline Lima, whose work is featured in the show. “Ahimsa shows up in Hindu culture as early as the 7th and 8th century BCE and was adopted by Buddhism and Christianity.”